- Biden now has shorter betting odds (-110) to win the 2020 Presidential election than incumbent President Donald Trump (+100).
- Bettors can also wager on whether or not Trump will unveil President Obama’s White House portrait; oddsmakers heavily favor him not to unveil it (-1000).
- Biden’s minor surge comes on the heels of a week of civil unrest and widespread protests of police brutality against black Americans.
- Despite the immense gravity of the current social climate, the election landscape has still seen only minor changes.
- Both Trump and Biden have faced frequent criticism for their approach to the 2020 election and many voters and potential voters remain apathetic.
WASHINGTON – Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is now a slight betting favorite over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
The newest presidential betting odds display for only the second time that Biden is favored to lead the country.
Odds To Win The 2020 Presidential Election
- Joe Biden -110
- Donald Trump +100
- Hillary Clinton +4000
- Michelle Obama +8000
- Mike Pence +8000
- Andrew Cuomo +10000
- Nikki Haley +12500
Biden’s surge comes on the heels of a week of nationwide protesting against police brutality in the wake of the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
President Trump’s response to these protests have been widely criticized, even by other Republicans and evangelical Christians who have adamantly supported him since 2016.
Although the primary elections are technically still not over, Biden and Trump both have overwhelming, insurmountable leads and will presumably be on the ballot in November.
The other top candidates, per the betting odds, didn’t even run a campaign in the primaries; the possibility remains that the Democrats could replace Biden with a popular political figure like Andrew Cuomo or Michelle Obama, but it is unlikely.
Trump Refuses To Unveil Obama Portrait
One of the less important issues that news outlets have reported on lately is President Trump’s refusal to unveil President Obama’s White House portrait.
The possibility remains that he could change his mind and decide to unveil the portrait, but it is unlikely, as seen by the odds at legal sports betting sites.
Will President Trump reveal Obama’s White House Portrait?
- No -1000
- Yes +500
His rivalry with Obama is well-documented and nothing about his time in the Oval Office has been conventional.
How Has The Election Landscape Changed?
From urging police and the National Guard to use violence against protesters to allegedly forcibly removing clergymen from the grounds at the St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op, many of Trump’s actions over the past week have raised eyebrows.
Prior to the protests, Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic also drew criticism from both the general public and from the global health community.
Biden’s presidential chances have certainly improved because of public perception of Trump’s performance, but much of his support still seems to be predicated on the fact that he is not Trump, rather than enthusiasm for his policies.
Biden delivered a public address on Wednesday where he said that “the country is crying out for leadership.” He also addressed the issue of systemic racism, but never committed to any concrete policies of police reform beyond outlawing police chokeholds.
He was panned last week for stating that black voters who don’t vote for him “ain’t black.”
Independent voters have also pointed to Biden’s 1994 crime bill as evidence that he is culpable in the culture of police violence that perpetuates throughout the U.S.
The election is still five months away, and both candidates will still have plenty of opportunities to recover from their past missteps. But as is, the election landscape is nearly impossible to determine at legal sports betting sites because so many have become disillusioned with electoral politics.
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