US Presidential Election 2020 Betting Latest

Leigh Copson:

The United States will head to the polls later this year to determine who will the American President for the next four years, but will a traumatic 2020 for the USA result in a new President entering the White House or will Donald Trump be given the green light for another term in the Oval office?

US Presidential Election 2020: Who Will Be The Next US President?

Current President Donald Trump started the year facing an impeachment trial, but the headlines generated by that trial were nothing compared to what followed. COVID-19 put the planet on lockdown for several months and that, coupled with the impeachment trial, forced bookmakers to have a massive re-think about this year’s General Election. In early March Paddy Power confirmed that Trump was no longer its favourite.

“For the first time since we opened a betting market on the 2020 Presidential Election, a candidate has overtaken Donald Trump as the favourite,” said a Paddy Power spokesperson. “Joe Biden is the new front-runner to win. “I’d say that one punter who backed Trump big is wondering if it’s such a sure thing now. We’ll just have to wait and see. An even race now, Donald.”

At that point Biden was considered the Even-money favourite, but since then his odds have shortened as President Trump’s every action, every word and every movement have come under serious scrutiny. The United States has become a nation divided over the handling of the Coronavirus pandemic and now the Black Lives Matter movement that began in the wake of George Floyd’s death while being arrested by four police officers in Minneapolis, and as a result Mr Biden and President Trump have been heading in the opposite direction in the betting.

Biden, at the time of writing, is 4/7 to win the US Presidential Election later this year, with President Trump now out to 13/8 to gain a second term in office. Hilary Clinton, who lost out to President Trump four years ago, is considered a 50/1 shot alongside current vice president Mike Pence, with rapper 80/1 Kanye West believed to have more of a chance than Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, and former First Lady Michelle Obama, who are both at 100/1.

Who Is The Republican Nominee For The 2020 US Presidential Election?

The bookmakers are in doubt about who will represent the Republican party in the US Election later this year. Donald Trump is 1/14 to campaign for a second term in the White House, with vice president Mike Pence next up at 10/1 ahead of Nikki Haley at 20/1.

Who Is The Democratic Nominee For The 2020 US Presidential Election?

The Democratic party nominee is even bigger foregone conclusion in the minds of the bookmakers with Joe Biden considered the overwhelming favourite at 1/33. Hilary Clinton is 12/1 to go head-to-head with Donald Trump for the Presidency for a second time, with Michelle Obama a 33/1 shot and former hopeful Bernie Sanders now a 50/1 outsider.