Wisdom of the crowds

Meta-polling had a strong night. As of just past midnight here on the West Coast, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight and Sam Wang at Princeton Election Consortium both still have a chance to essentially nail every state on the Electoral College (the only difference is that Sam Wang called Florida a toss-up, whereas Silver had it leaning Obama. At this moment it is barely leaning Obama, but it's close enough to give Wang credit for calling it as the tightest race.

It's often said that wisdom of the crowds requires diversity of opinion, and we had a range of polls skewing in either direction. Some were upset that some polls were outliers in either direction, but in the end, perhaps the diversity of polling methods increased the accuracy of the meta-polls.