You may not have heard of Nate Silver. But the statistician, who crunches political polls for The New York Times, is having a moment.
Silver has received a flood of acclaim since his blog,FiveThirtyEight.com, correctly predicted who would win all 50 states in Tuesday's presidential election, even as pundits were saying the race was "too close to call."
Named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time magazine in 2009, Silver first gained fame for developing a statistical system for forecasting the performance of pro baseball players.
He's really good at math. And predicting things.