The numbers didn't lie: Even though some accused the polls of slanting too Democratic before the election, those polls accurately predicted President Obama's win. In fact, The Fix's Aaron Blake wrote that the results were even friendlier to Obama than the polls predicted. Nate Silver, a statistics guru who blogs for the New York Times, got a lot of grief for his predictions in the days leading up to the election, but he was quickly vindicated.
But which poll was the best? Fordham University released a ranking of the most accurate pollsters of the 2012 election, and one firm has taken first and second place -- Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling of North Carolina.
Here are the top five most accurate polls, according to Fordham's study comparing predictions to results: