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Nate Silver corrects Politico, and Charles Hawkins takes another look at that NBC/Wall Street Journal survey

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Former New York Times data wonk Nate Silver has little patience with journalists who casually tell readers that Question A in a poll is linked to Question B, so therefore Conclusion C is obviously true. Well, no, said Silver, the two aren't linked just because Joe Authoritative Journalist thinks they are. Silver was exercised by a recent story in Politico on the Virginia governors race between...

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