PBS NewsHour

Something better than political polls? You bet!

Clip: 02/18/2016 | 7m 25s

What’s the best way to predict who will win the 2016 election? The answer may not be polls or pundits, but market forces. Predictit is a website that allows people to buy shares in a given candidate’s support in a given state -- essentially a political stock market, and one that could prove more accurate than traditional polling methods. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 02/18/16

Rating: NR

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