Since his public profile became even more prominent after correctly predicting the results of two consecutive U.S. presidential election (49 of 50 states in 2008 and 50 of 50 states in 2012) the importance of Silver's sexuality as a famous person has also increased.
The Huffington Post reported:
It will be interesting to see if the word about Silver being gay has any impact on his public persona. Hopefully, in 2012, it will not. After all, the conservatives and Republicans who already hate him for exposing their fantasy-based election predictions will hardly be able to hate him more for being openly gay as well.