The PJ Tatler

Bookies Call the Scottish Referendum; Here are Odds on the U.S. in 2016

The bookies were right as Scotland voted “no” in the independence referendum, so what do they have to say about American politics? Irish bookmaker Paddy Power currently has the odds of a Democrat winning the White House in 2016 at 4/6, with Republicans at 6/5 and independents (Sen. Bernie Sanders, maybe?) at a longshot 50/1. How are individual names faring in the betting pool, though?

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They’re also thinking in the shorter term: Republicans are 1/80 on retaining control of the House with 11/1 odds for the Democrats, and the GOP is 8/13 on gaining control of the Senate with Dems at 6/5.