Since early September, Alfred Cuzán has been applying the skills of Polly, the election-forecasting parrot, to predicting the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections. Polly is a colorful and vocal ambassador for the important evidence-based principle that one should combine forecasts from diverse methods and independent forecasters in order to improve accuracy. Polly's successes are legend. To avoid being left behind, check out the latest news on Polly's predictions at, and the latest forecasts on the 2010 midterm elections here.