Saturday, October 30, 2004

Elections officially return to the sports page betting line.

The history of organized wagering on elections in the U.S. from the Civil War to 1940, with odds reported in the daily newspapers, was mentioned in a prior post. Well, everything old becomes new again.

The dead-tree version of the NY Daily News is now printing presidential election odds in its sports page betting line, right with the point spreads for this weekend's football games.

For the record, today's odds...
To win: Bush -$120, Kerry even.
To win both popular and electoral vote: Bush 4-5, Kerry even.
To win popular and lose electoral vote: Bush 8-1, Kerry 20-1.
Electoral college tie at 269 votes: 20-1
Vikings +7 over Gia