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'FiveThirtyEight's' Nate Silver gives Obama a less than 50% chance of re-election...and more!

While cautioning that a lot can change between now and the 2012 presidential election, stats guru Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, told me and The Interview Show audience at Union Hall in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago that he felt President Obama's re-election chances had dipped below 50 percent.

Silver, who'd been on the show twice at The Hideout when he lived in Chicago, also talked about his career, how he analyzes polls, the GOP field and, for old time's sake, baseball. (Silver's background is in baseball statistics.) Watch the video below, and read FiveThirtyEight, which is now a part of The New York Times, here


(Please note: The interview took place a couple of weeks ago, so some aspects of the presidential campaign that are discussed may have changed.)

The next Interview Show is this Friday, Nov. 4, at The Hideout. More info here.

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