Friday, Sep 5, 2008 Poker Players Give Obama 2-to-1 Odds
Having two poker playing presidential candidates to choose from, two out of three poker players prefer Democratic Barack Obama over Republican John McCain.
Both senators presently running for the US presidential office, John McCain and Barack Obama, are known as devoted poker enthusiasts. Proficiency in poker is believed to correlate strongly with achievements in politics as well as business, and those two overachievers certainly don't invalidate this hypothesis.
In an online survey, online poker site Duplicate Poker probed their players' perspective on the upcoming presidential elections.
In the survey, 1,043 players said they will vote for Obama, while 596 were rooting for McCain - a 65-35 advantage, or close to 2:1 odds.
Among the 1,600 US players who took the survey, 87% were men between 18 and 54 with incomes averaging around $75,000. The typical respondent was a college graduate who plays poker on the internet twice a week or more.
Let's just hope they can find time to go out and cast their votes.