Guest Star

Today, Amanda Cox, graphics editor of New York Times, came to our class as the special guest star. Among many things we discussed was the live presidential forecast last November. Most of my classmates were thrilled to meet someone who was involved in such a monumental live graph. I vividly remember the day of election--it was the last day of fall break, and I wasn't even paying too much attention about election results that day because I was pretty certain that Clinton was going to win. Thinking back, I was fooled by a biased statistics that I sampled from a very specific pool of people. Almost ALL of the people I knew supported Clinton over Trump, and most of the media that I see had similar tendency. It's quite frightening how we could be so certain about something, based on statistics that we THOUGHT was representative, just to find out that we were totally wrong.