Obama's 85 Percent Odds to Win White House

Martin, Scott
October 2008
Red Herring;10/31/2008, p1
Trade Publication
This article reveals that several voters favor U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama over John McCain, according to polls and prediction markets. The University of Iowa's Iowa Electronic Market has futures contracts for the probabilities of Obama winning the presidential elections on November 4, 2008. In Dublin, Ireland, prediction market Intrade has odds running at 84 to 16 in favor of Obama. There is voter discomfort over Sarah Palin, the running mate of McCain.


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