Here’s another bad sign for those hoping for a blue wave next week: numbers guy Nate Silver, who totally blew the 2016 election result just like everyone else in the business, seems to have retreated into a fantasy world in which Democrats retake the Senate in the midterms by winning all the toss-ups and one additional state.
You wake up on Nov. 7 and, against fairly heavy odds, Democrats won the Senate by winning ONE of the 3 races below, in addition to all the toss-ups. Which race was it?
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 31, 2018
Actually you haven't woken up you are still in a coma in dreamland https://t.co/xDbbTlJ2UR
— M.Joseph Sheppard (@SHEPMJS) October 31, 2018
It's not happening – no way
— Dander Bogaerts (@Dander_Bogaerts) October 31, 2018
The imaginary one. https://t.co/8WDCWbYlH2
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) October 31, 2018
Funny he didn't put "None of these" as an option.
— Mindset Minder (@MindsetMinder) October 31, 2018
This is exactly what makes me think Nate Silver is full of crap and puts his thumb on the scales when polling. Also, I noticed at least 2 blue check "journalists" replying to that tweet.
— Suffering No Fools (@cylinderspin) October 31, 2018
Let's "re-imagine" this.
— ObserveByWatching (@KahnStephen) October 31, 2018
None of the above and put the crack pipe down Nate. https://t.co/dqaNhAeT0d
— Budda Blanco (@Budda2020) October 31, 2018
Good Lord, this sounds like he’s in a phone booth on a 900 number with his hand down his pants. https://t.co/ME07eeG3OR
— UltWarrior Promos (@UW_Promos) October 31, 2018
— Unique Contrarian (@LDWhitmire) October 31, 2018
— Matt Dole (@mattdole) October 31, 2018
Lol best case is one seat but nice reach
— Matt (@PoliSciGrad18) October 31, 2018
I woke up Nov 8th depressed thinking Hillary had won.
SURPRISE!! I hope to do the same Nov 7th
— justsaying (@opinionstudent) October 31, 2018
Aren't you tired of losing and dreaming???
— Joe (@bbgenius) October 31, 2018
— Dan (@dkmenace1990) October 31, 2018
Nate, maybe you should go back to baseball.
— Don't Fake The News And Don't Embargo It, Either. (@JaxBemused) October 31, 2018
Why does anyone listen to this guy?! He was completely wrong in 2016.
— Mike E. Deschamps (@MDeschamps13) October 31, 2018
BIG TIME Kavanaugh backfire? Nate Silver’s latest midterm forecast might have the Dems SWEATING https://t.co/3wdH4i0uXm
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 17, 2018