Perpetual Motion. That is the state of politics in the United States as yet another election cycle has already started to roll out. Though the nasty November 2016 vote seems like it played out just yesterday, and the results continue to reverberate around the World, USA voters will do it all again soon. Democrats, Republicans and Independents have fired up their spin machines as all parties will look to win the Whitehouse when citizens head to the polls on November 3, 2020.
US Presidential Election 2020 Odds
Although the vote is months away, similar to NHL Stanley Cup, MLB World Series, NBA Finals and NFL Super Bowl futures, top online bookmakers have posted 2020 US Presidential election odds. While not a sporting event, the bottom line remains the same. Proper research helps handicappers navigate the murky political waters and get the most bang for their USA Election betting bucks.
Latest USA Commander in Chief Odds Update: Prices are current as of 17/04/18.
Who Will Win The US Presidential Election in 2020?
While some scoff at the notion President Trump will get punted from office - Bet365 bookmakers have posted impeachment (-150) as the favorite over resignation (+250) or a Senate conviction (+600) during his first term. Given his personality, The Donald resigning doesn't seem like a very good bet at this point. It may be if the Robert Mueller investigation yields an indictment but that rabbit hunt hits the one-year mark on May 16, 2018. Our antenna’s were up on Hillary Clinton losing in the General Election and we feel impeachment has a chance at becoming a reality.
Few Republicans have lined up to oppose Trump but there is a diverse group that might challenge him. Most current GOP members don't want to rock the boat but there are plenty of critics within the party. That includes disenchanted retiring Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker though neither has made it to our odds table yet. Already trounced by Trump once, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Ted Cruz may also take another shot at the GOP nomination. Billionaires, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, could enter the fray as well.
Vice President Mike Pence (+1200) is the current Republican favorite behind Trump who is posted with a (+300) best price at Bodog. Hollywood is trying to grab a piece of the spotlight as rumours are swirling around Tinsel Town heavyweights like Oprah Winfrey (+2500), Dwayne Johnson (+3300) and George Clooney (+8000). We hope America does not fall for any of the pretenders. Democratic ladies attempting to shatter the glass ceiling include second favorite Elizabeth Warren (+1000) and Kamala Harris who is posted with third chalk (+1200) best value at Betway. The face of the of #metoo movement, Kirsten Gillibrand is posted with a (+2000) ML at SportsInteraction.
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton (+10K) may be a better bet in 2024 or 2028. After being burnt by the Dems during the 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders being tied with VP Pence surprises us as he will be 79 when the 2020 election is decided. We wish him good health but The Bern would be 83 at the end of his first term. We doubt America would get on board with that - unless he has a top chalk VP candidate on his ticket like one of the ladies mentioned above? Stay away from Mark Zuckerberg (+2800) as Facebook is getting roasted for their part in the "rigged" election scandal.
Other notables include Hillary Clinton running mate Tim Kaine and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo though he is running for re-election. USA United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, who has shown some fire and brimstone, is also a consideration though she may be tainted by her allegiance to Trump. How do think a Michelle Obama or Joe Biden plus VP Barack Obama ticket would fair? Barack can't run for President but there is no law against him being a VP candidate. Though one has to wonder if he would put his family through four to eight more years of living in captivity.
US Election Betting Is A Long Wagering Season
People can say what they want about the state of Canadian politics – we’ll take it over the mess in the United States any day and twice on Sundays. From Local, to State and Federal elections, with many mid-term votes mixed in along the way, the US electoral process never rests. Though they should not start until the Spring prior to any election year, when all candidates are supposed to announce they're in the race, the battles begin the day after every Presidential election. That is the same time online sportsbooks post their futures prices as well. The field is very deep 48 months out.
For those not familiar with the US Presidential election process, here is an abridged version of how things are supposed to play out. Candidates “officially” announce they are running 18 months in advance of the election. Caucus and Primary debates roll out during the summer before an election year and run until spring. State-by-State Primary and Caucus voting runs from January to September during each election year. All the fields, Republican, Democrat and Independent, are whittled down during Presidential debates in September and October - prior to voting day in early November.
We started tracking the 2016 US election betting odds once the field was at nine “contenders” though everyone knew there were really just two. That war, which featured countless battles, was between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald John Trump. President Trump proved a dark horse can emerge from the pack as he was a (+2500) money line longshot at Bodog when there were still 27 contenders in the fight. While we suggest waiting until the field is cut down some, if you see a current underdog emerging - bet on them anytime 24/7 at these top ranked online sportsbooks.
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