Skip to comments.We Haven't Heard From Intrade in Awhile.
Posted on 10/05/2010 6:49:03 PM PDT by Patrick1
Currently Intrade has it plus 8 in the Senate for the GOP and plus 45 GOP for the House.
Looking good, but stay vigilent!
I believe those indexes simply follow the polls and news of the day, and aren’t really a predictor of anything.
Recall what they looked like late in the afternoon/early evening on election night in 2004? lol
Basically Intrade cuts through the hype and tells you what is really going on. If the Democrats had actually grabbed momentum recently.. then it would of showed up on Intrade, but just the opposite happened the numbers have moved more negative against them, which means regardless of what they are saying on TV and elsewhere Democrats know in their heart that they are going to get their asses whooped.
I agree. The people betting on intrade have only the polls to look at to determine how to place their money. Those same polls we get every day. It is nothing more than a consolidation of polls displayed as a trend.
Current trading is 39% chance take back the Senate, 74% chance take back the house.
Yes, but that is not the same population as those who will vote. Nor do these gamblers necessarily feel more strongly than voters who are not gamblers (such as me). The Intrade numbers are just entertaining curiosities.
45 ain’t enough
Still...it’s fun to look at, and having skin in the game makes Intrade bets different from a casual poll reply.
That might be true to an extent, but I believe those indexes are a ‘lagging indicator’.
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