My Two Cents

Political economy?

Chris Farrell Sep 18, 2008

The credit crisis is having an impact on the race for the White House. The trading gap between Obama and MCCain had narrowed on the Iowa electronic presidential futures market after the Republican convention. Unlike the polls that placed them about even at the time, investors still gave Obama a slight edge. But the trading gap has widened again. The presidential futures market now gives Obama a 61% chance of winning in Novermber, with McCain down to 39%.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.