Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight, bets $1,000 President Obama will be re-elected

Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight, bets $1,000 President Obama will be re-elected

New York Times statistician Nate Silver is so confident in President Obama’s electoral victory that he’s betting former GOP Congressman and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough $1,000 that the commander-in-chief will have a second term.

The above tweet comes after Silver found press and pundits wondering whether he would be a “one-term celebrity” if Obama loses. Silver’s career took off dramatically after he used his skills, once reserved for sports games to correctly call the 2008 election, save for one state.

Here’s the stats from Nate Silver’s New York Times blog – FiveThirtyEight – for today, showing President Obama surging in polls released yesterday.

Nate Silver FiveThirtyEight Forecast for November 1, 2012