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Date of Prediction: 2010-11-02 Version:10

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* = Pickup via defeat of incumbent; ^ = Pickup of an open seat

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Prediction States Won
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Confidence States Won
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Prediction Score (max Score = 74)

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Analysis based on's final forecast (

Tossup means the frontrunner has less than 60% chances of winning. Lean means it has between 60% and 80%. Strong means it has over 80% chances of prevailing.

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 By: AntonioV (D-FRA) 2010-11-06 @ 17:20:53 prediction Map
Ok, so time for a restrospective comment (the merit/blame of course doesn't go to me, of course).

"I" was wrong for Florida (though this time it's not Nate's fault : he updated his forecasts just before the predictions closed so I couldn't update mine, plus the race was close so it still makes sense), and Illinois. But that's only the emerged part of the iceberg, because Nate got some races pretty bad. Three-way races were particularly bad : Cutler did a lot better in Maine, Caprio ended up at the third place, and Tancredo got 7% less in CO wereas Maes did almost twice as predicted. Add to that MN, CT and VT, where Dayton, Malloy and Shumlin were expected to win by big margins and eventually came close to losing. Oregon was also closer than expected, though it doesn't see unreasonable.

Most of those miscalls came from late surges that emerged in the very late race, but I remember Nate warned us that gubernatorial races usually end up closer than polls predicted, so that's fine. Still, if you add to that the fact most expected landslides were even bigger than projected (NY, AR, SD, NE, WY) and that gives me a pretty poor score...

 By: AntonioV (D-FRA) 2010-11-10 @ 15:21:45 prediction Map
Aproximative calculation of my score...
Candidate ahead : 35/37
Correct percentage : 24/37
Global score : 59/74 (79.7%)

While I did far better than in 2008, I wasn't using fivethrityeight at the time. Whith less than 80%, this is the worst 538-based prediction I've ever made. I feel particularly frustrated for Florida (besides the fact Scott won, if at least I had updated my prediction in time, my score would have been 82.4%).

User's Predictions

Prediction Score States Percent Total Accuracy Ver #D Rank
P 2014 Senate 34/36 27/36 61/72 84.7% pie 8 0 13T
P 2014 Governor 31/36 18/36 49/72 68.1% pie 5 0 56T
P 2013 Governor 2/2 1/2 3/4 75.0% pie 2 24 17T
P 2012 President 56/56 48/56 104/112 92.9% pie 15 0 13T
P 2012 Senate 31/33 19/33 50/66 75.8% pie 11 0 111T
P 2012 Governor 11/11 7/11 18/22 81.8% pie 2 31 24T
P 2012 Rep Primary 44/52 23/52 67/104 64.4% pie 27 - 16T
P 2010 Senate 34/37 28/37 62/74 83.8% pie 19 0 21T
P 2010 Governor 35/37 24/37 59/74 79.7% pie 10 0 59T
P 2009 Governor 1/2 0/2 1/4 25.0% pie 1 12 92T
P 2008 President 54/56 45/56 99/112 88.4% pie 9 0 26T
P 2008 Senate 33/33 27/33 60/66 90.9% pie 5 0 1T
P 2008 Governor 10/11 4/11 14/22 63.6% pie 1 5 212T
Aggregate Predictions 376/402 271/402 647/804 80.5% pie

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