Nate Silver himself @fivethirtyeight launches an overwhelming assault on the unarmed Gallup troops on the twitterfront. Gallup forces completely dissolve. There is now nothing between the armies of reality and the Dneipr River:
@fivethirtyeight: Polls shouldn't bounce around as much as Gallup's, given their large sample sizes. Something is designed badly and introducing noise.
@fivethirtyeight: Gallup's demographic weighting algorithms probably contain a few bugs. They need to hire better statisticians.
@jayrosen_nyu: Gallup: we did good, we're satisfied! http://bit.ly/RRUH2o
@jayrosen_nyu: Nate Silver: Gallup the least accurate of the major polls: http://nyti.ms/TBvisg
@fivethirtyeight>: [new article] Which Polls Fared Best (and Worst) in the 2012 Presidential Race http://nyti.ms/Z6kbM7
@jayrosen_NYU: According to @fivethirtyeight, Gallup did the worst among the major polling firms in predicting the final results. http://nyti.ms/TBvisg