I don't like uncertainty, and the current presidential polls are a hotbed of uncertainty. Fortunately there are veritable election oracles I can turn to instead: gamblers.
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To mark the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president, Irish bookmaking chain Paddy Power is offering a wide range of Obama-themed betting opportunities. Here are the odds.
Forget the polls. When it comes to predicting elections, head down to your local betting hall and talk to some gamblers.
They have a much better reco...
To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.
People are starting to pay serious attention to the presidential race so the odds makers are seeing things tighten up a bit. The offshore odds now favor Obama 7:5 while McCain is even money.
We know the pollsters and pundits all have their predictions and opinions but when you want to know the real odds on the election you always want to check with the sports books.
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