Scott Brown looks like a winner in the Massachusetts senate race if the projections are anything to go by.

Intrade, the financial betting exchange coincidentally based in Dublin, reckons he has an 85 per cent chance of winning, up seven points just today.

That may well be an indicator from insiders working the exit polling that the race is trending heavily in his direction today and they are getting their money on.

As against that Coakley's percentage chance of winning on Intrade has dropped from 25 per cent to about 17 per cent.

Intrade has a long history of being right in these markets,including about Obama early on who they favored to win.

Somewhere Ted Kennedy may be about to turn in his grave.