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Intrade as an election predictor?

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by Jim Mac, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Anyone ever check out Intrade , essentially a betting company based in Ireland?

    Thoughts on its use for predicting the election? It seems that the people who bet could be crunching the polls, etc to strip away the BS and get down to the essentials of winning the electoral college.

    After all, no one wants to lose money.

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/misc/scoreboard/
     
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  2. $tinkle

    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    i have

    idea seems legit, and less likely to involve shenanigans that the other form of gambling known as campaign contributions
     
  3. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Oh, Stinkle...I call you Killer because you slay me! :rofl:

    It's been pretty much at 60% O'Bummer and 40% Rmoney for at least 2 weeks - a bit different from the whole '50/50 polls are tied in a dead heat' thing.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    stevew unique white person

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    i predict nothing gets done after the elections.
     
  6. Pesqueeb

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    There is probably an Intrade for that too.