Marco Rubio tops Trump and Carson in online betting site

The Republican standings on PredictIt are a sharp contrast to the latest poll results.

CNNMoney (New York) First published October 20, 2015: 12:57 PM ET


CNNPolitics has a free Political Prediction Market where Rubio heads the Republican field with 32% odds of winning.

On Irish betting site Paddy Power, Hillary Clinton currently leads the 2016 race with the best odds followed by a tie between Bush and Trump. Betters could double their money — or better — if they bought early and held on.

Rubio currently comes in third place in more traditional polls. People buy and sell candidate shares much like a stock. Ben Carson have what it takes to win the nomination. There’s a three-way tie for fourth place between Rubio, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden.

Rubio surged above Jeb Bush to take the No.

PredictIt isn’t a typical online poll. The next highest Republican candidate is Jeb Bush at 30 cents followed by Trump at 23 cents.

Trump and Carson continue to have a commanding lead in new polls from CNN/ORC and the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll this week.

The “Rubio will win” option traded as high as 40 cents on Tuesday.

There are a number of other sites in the U.S.

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Casino gambling on elections is currently illegal in the U.S. The site allows people to put down only up to $850 in a particular race.

CNN’s Chris Moody and Alexander Rosen contributed to this report.

PredictIt’s users tend to be 18-to-40 year olds who follow politics and like to bet on races. He has led ever since.

It’s yet another sign that political insiders and Wall Street financiers do not believe Trump and Dr. 1 spot on PredictIt the end of September. Would-be gamblers can participate in small-scale prediction markets used for research purposes like PredictIt that heavily restrict the amount of money one can wager. Nearly 1.5 million shares have been traded so far in PredictIt’s Republican presidential poll. Trump is a distant third.

Rubio now has a substantial lead over his Republican rivals on PredictIt, an online platform where people actually put money down for who they think will win the GOP race. and internationally that allow people to express their view on who will win in 2016.

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2016 republican nominationScreengrab of Predict It on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Bush comes in second place with 22% odds

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