Joe Biden may have sputtered in a slow start in the early Democrat primaries, but the former U.S. vice-president’s political machine is now firing on all cylinders.
The 77-year-old Biden, who was second-in-command under President Barack Obama, is not only the overwhelming favorite (-1600) to win the Democratic Presidential Nomination, but he is now also favored (-110) to defeat Donald Trump (+100) in the 2020 Presidential Election in November (U.S. politics odds provided by Bovada).
His recent victories in some major states including Florida have made it almost impossible for another candidate to overcome.
Hillary Clinton (+1000), who hasn’t even entered the Democratic race, is listed as the second choice for the nomination, followed by early frontrunner Bernie Sanders (+2500). The Democratic National Convention is scheduled to be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from July 13-16. The U.S. Presidential Election is set for Tuesday, November 3.
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Many Betting Options on Politics
VGB’s recommended sites — like BetNow, GTBets, and InterTops — offer many more betting lines on politics than just the money line of who is going to win a certain race.
As the vote for an event draws closer, these sites will post prop bets ranging from the margin of victory, the number of seats won, the exact finish of a certain candidate, and so on.
For those looking to bet on more than just U.S. politics, many online sites offer odds on other general elections — like Britain and France. The Conservatives (-167) are solid favorites to win the most seats in the next U.K. General Election, while Emmanuel Macron (-133) is the top pick to be re-elected in the 2022 French Presidential Election.
Democratic Vice-Presidential Race
Biden served as vice-president from 2008-16. Then he set his sights on the most powerful position in the land — the Democratic nomination and the presidency of the United States. But his biggest decision maybe his next one. Who will he select as his vice-presidential running mate?
“I’ll pick a woman to be vice-president,” Biden promised during a presidential debate. “There are a number of women qualified to be president tomorrow.”
Here are the frontrunners (with posted 2020 Democratic vice-presidential odds):
Kamala Harris (+215) — A well-known senator from California and former presidential candidate and state attorney general.
Amy Klobuchar (+285) — Minnesota senator and another former presidential candidate who endorsed Biden after dropping out of the race.
Stacy Abrams (+433) — A rising Democrat star who narrowly missed out in the race for the governor’s mansion in Georgia.
Elizabeth Warren (+900) — Massachusetts senator who does not share the same political views as Biden on the left.
VGB’s pick — Harris (+215). South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn, whose endorsement before the state’s primary rescued Biden’s sinking campaign, offered this advice for the vice-presidential running mate: “I’ll never tell you who I’m going to advise him,” Clyburn said, “but I would advise him that we need to have a woman on the ticket, and I prefer an African American woman.”
The Race for the White House
The United States is paralyzed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. It may also spell the end of the presidency for Donald Trump.
The stock market is in meltdown mode, citizens are stuck in their homes, and polls suggest the disappointment with their president in his handling of the threatening virus. No matter what the Democrats say or do, this is Trump’s greatest challenge to a second term as commander-in-chief.
The nation goes to the polls in November, which might leave enough time for the 73-year-old Trump (+100) and the sitting government to rescue a country which has been gripped by fear for weeks now.
In the meantime, Biden (-110) has been sweeping the Democratic primaries and expanding on his lead over Bernie Sanders (+4000).
“I want to thank Bernie Sanders and his supporters for their tireless energy and their passion,” Biden said after winning the state of Michigan. “We share a common goal — and together we’ll defeat Donald Trump.”
But history is on the president’s side. Four out of the last five presidents were elected to office for two terms. The last one-term president was George H.W. Bush in 1988. A loss by Trump would break the current two-term streak of three presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama.
VGB’s pick — Biden (-110). The economic engine of the country was humming along. Unemployment was at record lows. But the coronavirus has threatened the health of the nation and the presidency of Donald Trump. Even with Biden’s verbal gaffes, he may just ride his popularity and momentum right into the White House.