Pollster John Zogby attacks statistician Nate Silver. – You take other peoples polls, compare records for predictions, add in some purely arbitrary (and not transparent) weights, then make your own projections and rankings. Posted on July 7, 2010 by admin Reply John Zogby to Nate Silver: Don’-t Create Standards You Will Find Hard to Maintain Yourself. Be Honest. Understand That There’-s Much More to Being a Good Pollster. Appreciate Innovation. Do Some Polling. Nate Silver responds. UPDATE: Prof Andrew Gelman’-s take.