As we approach the 1 year mark until the 2020 Presidential Election, different discussions and actions are taking place that can send bookmakers into a swirl when it comes to setting odds for the 2020 election. President Trump’s approval ratings may not be great, but he is still considered the overall favorite to win the 2020 election. Political pundits like S.E. Cupp continue to pound Trump, while his odds for impeachment seem to grow daily.
Of course, looking back at the 2016 election, President Donald Trump had some of the worst odds at the beginning of the process and was projected to lose to Hillary Clinton.
Looking back, those that have been ahead in the polls with this much time in advance, were not even in the hunt when it was all said and done. One must remember that Jeb Bush of all people had a large lead at one time over Donald Trump in most polls.
Current 2020 Election Odds
As of now, here are the current odds, according to NJ Online Sportsbooks.
Approval ratings for President Trump are all over the place, such as Rasmussen’s +4 and Politico’s -15. However, Quinnipiac has Trump losing the national vote, but seems to predict an equal share of the Electoral College vote. Sound familiar? Beyond this, everyone is at 100/1, including names like Mike Pence and Corey Booker among others. It should be noted that betting on the election is not legal in the United States, though there is a popular market for it in Europe.
In the previous Presidential election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won the Electoral College. With that, Quinnipiac also notes that 77 percent of the population has good feelings about the economy, which is a strong sentiment for Trump in 2020.
The current front-runner to go up against Trump, Biden is facing a bit of heat over some inconsistent comments from the past in regards to the Hyde Amendment, which has to do with prohibiting national funds for abortion. Biden has taken stances in the past on things that progressive voters may not be a fan of as well as more information comes into the picture.
Bernie Sanders Odds To Be President 2020
Sanders will do well in states such as Vermont and Massachusetts, but it is important for him to bring that success to the neighboring New Hampshire. With a progressive mindset that, out of every candidate, probably differs from Trump’s ideology for running the country, Sanders could be a popular candidate once again in 2020.
Pete Buttigieg Odds To Be President 2020
Coming out of seemingly nowhere, the South Bend, Indiana Mayor appears to be picking up steam. Pete would become the first openly gay U.S. President in the history of the nation if elected in 2020.
Elizabeth Warren Odds To Be President 2020
With very little support in both Iowa and New Hampshire, it’s not looking good for Warren long-term, hence the drop-off in odds as time has gone on.
All in all, with so much time between now and the 2020 election, expect these odds to be changing rapidly and constantly, day-by-day.