Nate Cohn
Staff Writer

You Can See the North Dakota Shale Boom From Space
December 04, 2013

All of a sudden, this map has crazy lights in North Dakota.

The Mysterious Town That Voted For Ron Paul
December 03, 2013

I see a lot of red and blue on electoral maps. Gold? Not so often.

Scott Walker Could Reunite the GOP
December 01, 2013

Unlike Chris Christie or Ted Cruz, Scott Walker can appeal to the entire party.

Democrats Are Now More Likely to Lose Seats in 2014 Than to Gain Them
November 19, 2013

It wasn’t too long ago that the Democrats seemed poised to make gains in next year’s midterm elections. Some even thought it was plausible that Democrats could retake the House, despite the GOP’s enormous structural advantages.

PPP Polls Suffer From Trolls, And They Knew It
November 13, 2013

I have a long list of methodological issues with PPP polls. Today, the list goes onto a second page.It turns out that PPP permits respondents who give “all 1s” to every question, which distorts their results.

Super Typhoon Haiyan Was Not As Large As America
November 11, 2013

A map showing Super Typhoon Haiyan superimposed over the continental United States has gone viral.

These Twisted Maps Prove That America Isn't a Red Country
November 11, 2013

I live on county maps. They offer an accessible, yet incredibly rich way to understand the diversity of our country.But they’re also imperfect.

How To Read PPP's Polls
November 08, 2013

I’ve written at length about PPP’s troubling methodological choices. The firm failed to disclose important methodological decisions, offered inconsistent or baffling explanations, and continues to employ an unscientific and inconsistent approach.

How Strong Is Super Typhoon Haiyan? Compare It to This Pic of Katrina
November 07, 2013

It’s not often that the classification “Super Typhoon”—the equivalent of a strong Category 4 or 5 Hurricane, like Katrina or Andrew—fails to convey the intensity of a tropical cyclone.

McAuliffe's Victory Doesn't Mean a 2014 Landslide for Democrats
November 06, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli was justifiably written off as dead: Thirty-eight consecutive surveys showed McAuliffe ahead, ultimately by about 7.2 point in the final HuffPost Model Estimate.