I refuse to follow the ins and outs of polls and the horserace aspects of elections. But I couldn't miss all the blog activity that somehow Nate Silver is purposefully corrupting his election predictions for some partisan reason.
A physics professor once used to tell us that if we don't even know the sign of the answer, then we should assume we have no understanding of what is going on. Well, I don't even know the sign of the answer here. Would a partisan inflate Obama's predicted chances of winning, thus giving him some sort of momentum? Are there voters who just want to be on the winning side and vote on election day for whomever they think is going to win? Or would a partisan make his man look worse in order to panic the base and make sure they get out and vote?