What the Betting Odds Tell Us About the 2020 Presidential Election in the USA

United States What the Betting Odds Tell Us About the 2020 Presidential Election in the USA

The whole world will be watching the USA in 2020, as Donald Trump will try to earn a second term for arguably the most influential position across the globe. The presidency will be on the line once again, and Democrats are desperate to win it back.

The Democratic Debates are underway, and the battle has already begun. This is a good time to take a look at odds at the best political betting sites. Bookmakers know how to evaluate probabilities, so their odds can be quite telling.

Here is what they are telling us about the US Presidential Election in 2020 right now.

Donald Trump Is the One to Beat

Hate him or love him, Donald Trump is currently the leading candidate for the US presidency. According to the odds at most sportsbooks on the web, he has the highest chance of retaining the position for another term.

Those who don’t like Trump shouldn’t be that worried, though, as betting sites believe other candidates aren’t too far behind. Unfortunately, we don’t know the Democratic nominee yet, and there are a couple of politicians that have a chance. None of which can compete with the current POTUS before at least grabbing a decisive lead in the primaries.

While Donald Trump is currently the favorite to win, for the time being, odds could shift when the Democratic nominee is chosen. And we’ll be here ready to look for some value when they do.

Elizabeth Warren Is the Most Likely Democratic Nominee

It’s still early, but online betting sites believe Elizabeth Warren will likely represent the Democrats in the upcoming 2020 US Presidential Election. The likes of Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Andrew Yang are close behind her.

It’s interesting to note that Sanders and Biden were in a much better position up until a couple of months ago but concerns about their age and health seemed to have reduced their chances. Some voters are hoping to see new candidates take the reins.

The recent rise of Yang is a bit of a surprise, as many didn’t expect him to be a contender. However, many of the Democratic voters were impressed by his firm desire to focus on the discussion of ideas, instead of personal attacks against other candidates during the Democratic Debates.

The entrepreneur brought some momentum to his campaign with his ideas on universal income. The lack of big donors and support from the party might hurt his chances, but both could change in a heartbeat if Democratic voters recognize him as a worthy candidate.

One of the keys to the party’s choice will be to select a contender with a high chance of beating Donald Trump. It’s hard to say who fits this description right now.

Other candidates like Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and Cory Booker seem too far behind at this point in the campaign. Unless a miracle happens, their chances to win the Democratic primary are close to zero.


As it stands, betting sites are seeing Donald Trump as a favorite to win the 2020 US Presidential Election. The current POTUS is most likely going to face Elizabeth Warren, but the likes of Sanders, Biden, and Yang might change the landscape in 2020.

There’s still a little over a year before the 2020 election, and a lot could change before then. Before you make your bets, let’s not forget that no one expected to see Donald Trump as president at a similar point last time around!

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