Online Bookies Give Obama Slight Edge in Ohio
There is just over a week to go until the presidential elections and Obama and Romney are caught in a fight for Ohio, the state which could decide the outcome of the elections.
According to the latest polls the two candidates are tied in the state at 49%.
However, it seems that bookies aren’t agreeing with the latest polls, the Democrats have odds of 2/5 of winning Ohio whereas the best the Republicans have is 11/5.
Over the next few days the two candidates will be appealing to the 2% of undecided voters in a desperate last minute attempt to get their votes.
Ohio is always a key state in any presidential election, however, this year it has received more attention than usual with over 70 campaign visits, never before seen levels of ad spending and even a statistical analysis in the New York Times called Ohio more important than the other 49 states combined.
The latest poll was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati between October 18th and 23rd.
It surveyed 1,015 likely voters, had a response rate of 19.5% and a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1%.