Nate Silver speaks at SXSW in 2009. (Photography by Randy Stewart/, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Silver mettle

Running the numbers on UChicago’s most celebrated statistician.

States Nate Silver, AB’00, correctly predicted in the 2012 presidential election:

Percentage of traffic attributed to Silver’s blog the day before the election:

Number of states Silver correctly predicted in the 2008 presidential election:

Followers of Silver’s @fivethirtyeight Twitter account as of December 26:

Amount Silver donated to charity after MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough refused to accept a bet about the outcome of the election:

Highest ranking for Silver’s book The Signal and the Noise on