Friday, October 20, 2006

Betting Lines vs Political Polls

If you have read this site for any period of time you'd know that I've long advocated reading the betting lines over poltical polls to get the true state of affairs when it comes to political races. Now Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal basically echoes this sentiment:
If you want a sneak peak into who's up and who's down in this year's elections, don't seek out John Zogby or some other pollster, call your bookie. Or better yet, go to a gambling Web site like, an online betting parlor headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. What will pop up on your screen are the latest odds on every Senate race. As of Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. Bob Casey was a 87% favorite to wrestle the Pennsylvania seat away from Rick Santorum.

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