No surprise in this….
But can they vote in the Democratic primaries?
Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) were the two biggest winners, while former Vice President Joe Biden lost ground on prediction and betting markets after the first two Democratic debates this week.
As of Friday morning Harris, who impressed with a direct attack on Biden, was tied with Warren on top of PredictIt, a market where participants bet on whether a candidate will, or will not, become the party’s nominee.
On Bovada and BetOnline, which take a more traditional approach to reflect odds, Harris and Warren propelled themselves into the same tier as Biden, with Harris even becoming the favorite to win the nomination in least one market.
Another big climber was former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, who capitalized on his detailed immigration stances.
He was a distant outsider on most markets, but has now placed himself near Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) who have been polling a few points above him in state and local polls.
But Biden lost ground in two of the three betting markets being tracked by The Hill, after the former vice president was widely seen as having faltered on Thursday night’s debate….