What’s the best betting option?
For my Guardian election betting tip today I highlight a finding from this week’s MORI poll in which 78% of voters say the outcome of the election is important to them personally.
The response level at this stage of a campaign to the same question was only exceeded in 1992. Then, it will be recalled, turnout was just under 78%.
Clearly a combination of the TV debates and the hard-to-predict outcome is adding to public interest – all of which point to a high turnout. On top of this we have the news of a big late rush of applications to get on the electoral register.
The day the election was called I got Â£200 on with Ladbrokes at 7/2 that it would be 70% or more. That price has now slipped and even at that level I still regard it as a good bet.
If you are not totally convinced then try SkyBet’s 11/10 against it being 67.5% or more.
As a general rule I like these open ended bets rather than trying to guess within a five point segment like 65-69.9%.