Politics Betting: Back Hillary Clinton to get to the White House in close-run US Presidential ElectionPublished November 8, 2016
After one of the most controversial and arguably entertaining campaigns in living memory, the U.S. Presidential Election finally comes down to what truly matters, the public vote.
Democrat, Hillary Clinton goes into the voting as the overwhelming 2/9 (via Coral) favourite across the markets, while Republican, Donald Trump has drifted to a top priced 9/2 with Betfair.
“The Donald” has courted plenty of controversy over the last few months, with remarks and comments that have been disparaging to all and sundry, whether at Clinton herself or in generalisations about specific groups. Some high level members of his own Republican party have even condemned his actions, but his straight talking, no nonsense approach has plenty of support from the general public too.
Clinton, who has seemingly survived a secondary email scandal that would have rocked her campaign, has had the easier task over the campaign. Trump’s regular sound bites have been music to the Clinton camp, giving her easy pickings when it comes to dismantling the Republican nominee, while managing to keep clear of the mudslinging that has been relentless during this election campaign.
Although Hillary Clinton is such a strong favourite, it would be foolish to completely ignore Donald Trump’s chances over the next day or so. However, with early reports stating that plenty of voters from minority communities have come forward and opposed to Trump’s many comments, it is difficult to see the Republican nomination getting the job done.
There are plenty of enhanced odds offers for the US Presidential Election betting, with 888sport offering a choice of 4/1 Clinton or 16/1 Trump on sign-up to the bookmaker.
Elsewhere, William Hill are offering a margin of victory for the Clinton campaign, with Clinton to win the popular vote by less than 5% at Even money, between 5% and 9.99% at around 11/4 and to win with 10% or more majority at 13/2.
They used to say that any publicity is good publicity, but in the case of Donald Trump, that argument has long been demolished, with too many risky soundbites and comments that have left a bad taste in so many mouths, including plenty in his own party.
I do not think it will be the cakewalk that many expect for Hillary Clinton, but I am pretty sure it will be another Democrat in the White House at the end of this turbulent campaign.