How CNN is attempting to ‘Forecast’ 2018 Midterms online and on a podcast

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CNN has launched “The Forecast with Harry Enten” a daily prediction of the outcome of individual U.S. Senate and House of Representatives races leading up to the midterm election by Harry Enten, CNN’s senior writer and analyst.

Working with a team of statisticians, CNN collected a vast amount of historical polling and voting data from public sources. Using that data along with additional information from private data firm TargetSmart, The Forecast predicts the outcome of midterm races and other topics of interest.

Each forecast will include the range and certainty of the prediction, along with a daily column to break down what it means for Democrats, Republican and everyone in between.

CNN also has released an explanation of the methodology behind The Forecast, which will be updated each day at 9 a.m. eastern.

CNN is also adding a companion podcast hosted by Harry Enten, Rebecca Berg and Ryan Nobles as they analyze the landscape leading up to midterm elections.