Steve Benen makes a good point that this election was also a victory for the pollsters, many of whom were pretty close. And as for the indispensable FiveThirtyEight?
And speaking of polls and impressive showings, how did Nate Silver and fivethirtyeight do? Nate’s final projections showed Obama winning with 348 electoral votes and 52.3% of the popular vote. As of this morning’s count, Obama has 349 electoral votes and 52% of the popular vote.
We’re going to wonder how we got through elections without him.