The line for the Old Dominion gubernatorial race on online betting service PredictIt flipped in favor of Youngkin on Friday, days ahead of Election Day in the race considered to be the 2022 congressional election cycle bellwether.
McAuliffe lost his commanding lead in the betting pool swiftly, with Youngkin’s lead widening sizably by Monday.
Maxim Lott, the founder of ElectionBettingOdds.com, told Fox News in a Monday email that, for most of the race, “bettors thought McAuliffe would win because Virginia has been a blue state in recent years.”
“以来 2004, only Democrats have won Virginia at the presidential, 参议院, or gubernatorial levels,” said Lott, who periodically reports for Fox News. He noted that “one exception” was the election of former GOP Gov. Robert McDonnell in 2009. “然而, with Election Day nearing, bettors now give Youngkin a slight edge.”