Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Turning Tide?

The afterglow of President Bush’s strong national security speeches—especially his evening speech on 9/11—along with falling gas prices and a strong stock market, has now moved the House GOP 2006 contract on the online betting parlor TradeSports up 3 additional points today to flat even 49.9.

That’s a seismic 32 percent gain since Monday.

The normal rule of thumb with polls is you give Republicans at least 6 percentage points. Whether that holds true for online betting remains to be seen.

At a bare minimum, the House has made up an enormous 12 points in the last 48 hours.

That’s big time news.

So, has the tide turned?