Afternoon report

IAmA blogger for FiveThirtyEight at the New York Times. Ask me anything.
Q: Nate, do you think most of the popular news sources (cable, network, newspapers) intentionally overlooked the data analysis from you and those like you in order to hype up the 2012 election?
nateA: News organizations tend to have incentives to “root for the story”. Part of what were were saying for much of the campaign — both at different stages of the general election and perhaps even more emphatically in the end-stage of the primary when Romney pretty much had things wrapped up — is that the outcome had become fairly certain. So that creates a bit of a culture clash. ( | Edited transcript: (

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