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The Economist x Midterms

Today The Economist launched its first real-time midterm model, which uses statistical forecasting to predict how many seats in the House of Representatives each party is likely to win in this year’s US midterm elections.

View the model here:

Applying cutting-edge machine-learning techniques to political science, the model combines information from polling, past elections, special elections, fundraising, ideology and “fundamental” factors like the economy and incumbency.  It has been trained on every election cycle since 1942 and nearly 6,500 historical district races. The model will conduct 4.35 million simulated elections every day until the vote, live-updating to incorporate up-to-the-minute data.

The Economist’s midterm model currently predicts that Democrats have a 2 in 3 (or 65%) chance of taking the House, and holding an average of 222 seats, or 4 more than is needed for a majority.  It shows that there is a 95% chance that the Democrats will hold between 206 and 241 seats.

The Economist’s data team plans to launch a similar model to forecast Senate results later in the year once primaries are complete and more polls become available.

Find out more about The Economist’s midterm model here.

Silver Dollar City is #1

~ BREAKING NEWS ~

Silver Dollar City Wins Top Billing as

Best Theme Park Holiday Event

Voted #1 in USA Today/10Best Poll 

(Branson, Missouri 12/8/2017)    Through the help of friends & fans of the 1880s internationally-awarded theme park, Silver Dollar City made its way to the very top of the list, earning the title for the nation’s “Best Theme Park Holiday Event.”

The USA Today/10Best poll originates with selections made by an editorial board of the newspaper and travel experts before going out to the public for the voting process.  The poll is respected as one of the leading indicators of excellence for national events. 

The news was announced at 11am CST/noon EST today following four weeks of voting by USA Today readers and theme park fans.  Other finalists included events at Disney, SeaWorld, Dollywood, Six Flags, Busch Gardens/Tampa and Williamsburg.

Silver Dollar City’s long-acclaimed “An Old Time Christmas” has gained several new accolades this holiday season including being named in CNN’s 7 Best Places to See Christmas Lights in the USA, Travel Channel’s 8 Holiday Light Displays You Don’t Want to Miss, US News & World Report’s America’s Top 14 Theme Parks for the Holidays, Southern Living’s Best Christmas Tree in Every State, and spotlighted for top Christmas events by the Associated Press, USA Today Christmas wrap-up and the Denver Post. 

Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas, with 6.5 million lights, runs through December 30, featuring the new Christmas In Midtown, Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade, two original musical productions, a 5-Story Special Effects Christmas Tree, holiday dining and more.

“This means so much to us because the end result is determined by our guests, our friends and the loyal fans of Silver Dollar City,” said Brad Thomas, President of Silver Dollar City Attractions. “To the many who voted, thank you so very much,” concluded Thomas.

Also new this year is a New Year’s Celebration on December 31 and January 1. Schedules/details: www.silverdollarcity.com