Enigma 119: Floating voters
20 August 2013
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From New Scientist #1263, 23rd July 1981 [link]
Tom, Dick and Harry are typical floating voters and their friends ran a book on how they would vote at the council elections. For 10p you could have one shot at predicting all three. The pay-off was £1 for three right, 40p for two and a consolation 20p for being right about Tom only (he being especially inscrutable).
My wife and I decided each to have six shots and both did quite well. In fact she made 60p profit on her six and I made 40p profit on mine. Our guesses are listed below and we invite you to say how Tom, Dick and Harry actually voted.