Democratic Presidential candidates took center stage this week as two nights of debates gave Americans their first opportunity to view the party frontrunners go head-to-head over the country’s most contentious topics.
With political pundits deliberating which of the candidates came out on top in the first round of debates, sportsbooks have declared President Donald Trump the big winner and have improved his reelection odds to reflect this.
Donald Trump’s odds to win the 2020 Presidential election moved up to -110 just after the debates conclusion, giving him his best numbers since his initial election in 2016.
Oddsmakers have set California Senator Kamala Harris as his closest competition at +500 to win the White House (risk $100 to win $500), and +250 to win the Democratic party nomination.
Prior to the debates former Vice President was the heavy favorite to win the party’s nomination, but his poor showing and lack of sincerity when defending a character attack directed his way from Harris, Biden’s nomination odds slid from +175 to +325, opening the door for Harris to become the betting favorite.
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stuck to their leftist values, but while Warren performance likely appealed to her audience, Sanders appeared to get lost amongst the large field of candidates. Interestingly enough, it was Sanders who saw his odds improve from +800 to +600, while Warren’s post debate odds were unchanged at +400.
2020 Democratic Nomination Odds Post Debates via SportsBetting.AG
Harris +800 to +250
Biden +175 to +325
Warren +400 same
Sanders +800 to +600
Buttigieg +800 to +650
Yang +1000 to +1200
Booker +3300 to +2500
Castro +5000 to +2500
ORourke +2500 to +4000
Williamson +10000 to +20000
While the road to the White House is just getting underway, Democrats can chalk these odds moves up as losses for the party, as two of the leading candidates failed to excite their constituents and ultimately saw their odds fall.
With the United States enjoying recent economic growth, Trump will have an easier chance going against Harris, the current Democratic frontrunner, as the platform of ‘change’ might lack the excitement it would garner should the country see an economic decline.
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