Intrade market, where money is bet on election results, has Obama leading by a 2-1 margin
It seems that most of the people who are willing to put their money where their mouths are expect President Obama to defeat Mitt Romney in next week’s election.
At this writing, the betting on the Intrade market SHOWS Obama leading his Republican rival 63.5 percent to 36.5 percent.
Similar percentages prevail on the question of which candidate will carry Ohio and Iowa, respectively. Romney is widely favored to win Florida and slightly favored to win Colorado. Obama’s a 3-1 favorite in Wisconsin.
As for the Electoral College, Obama leads 281 votes to 235 with 22 other votes up for grabs.
It should be noted that the Intrade numbers are updated regularly. So, check back from time to time if you want to discern trends one way or the other.