- Donald Trump’s odds of winning the 2024 US Presidential election have shortened to +575
- The line on second betting choice Kamala Harris lengthened to +400
- Incumbent President Joe Biden is now the +375 choice to win a second term in the White House
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? The betting odds on the candidates to win the US Presidency would appear to suggest that this is the case.
The latest 2024 US election odds are out and, for the sixth straight time since February, the betting line on Donald Trump winning the Presidency has shortened.
Republican Trump, who served as President from 2016-20, is still the third-favorite in the 2024 US Presidential odds. However, his average odds across the leading online sportsbooks are now +575.
2024 US Presidential Election Odds
|Candidate||Current Odds||June 25 Odds|
|Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson||+4950||+3533|
Odds as of August 4
As recently as February 9, that line was as long as +1567. Current Vice-President Kamala Harris remains the second betting choice. However, her average line has lengthened from +375 to +400. Incumbent President Democrat Joe Biden remains steady as the chalk in this betting market at +375.
Trump Candidate Wins Ohio Nod
A sure sign that Trump still has sway with Republican party members in certain areas of the country was provided on Tuesday in Ohio. During a primary held in central Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, Mike Carey, the Trump-endorsed candidate, won the nod.
PROJECTION: Trump-endorsed candidate Mike Carey has won his race to be the Republican nominee for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.
Carey will face Allison Russo (D) in the General Election on November 2. pic.twitter.com/g9Y9GavgJw
— Election Wizard (@ElectionWiz) August 4, 2021
Make America Great Again, a super PAC chaired by Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, quietly purchased $300,000 in Ohio television advertising in support of Carey.
However, one week earlier, Trump-backed candidate Republican Susan Wright lost a special Congressional election runoff in Texas. Wright is the widow of Republican Rep. Ron Wright, who held he seat until he died of COVID-19 in February.
Anti-Trump Sentiment Gauged
Republican member of Congress Adam Kinzinger was also in Texas last week prior to the runoff election. His mission was to gauge what percentage of Republican leaders and voters within the state view Trump as a scourge on the party and a threat to democracy in the country.
We found out Donald Trump pressured the Attorney General to lie about the 2020 election and not one Republican has said a thing. Not one. Come on, if Republicans won’t call out that egregious corruption, do you really trust debating something like infrastructure with them?
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 2, 2021
Among those Kinzinger met with while in the Lone Star State was two-term Republican President George W Bush. However, nine of the 10 Republican candidates in the runoff election openly sought to gain the Trump endorsement. That offers plenty of evidence that Trump still maintains much sway within the party.
On The Rise
Trump isn’t the only candidate showing an uptick in their betting lines since the last 2024 Presidential election odds were released. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is considered to have the best chance to replace Trump as the Republican candidate. Even as COVID-19 is raging throught the Sunshine State, DeSantis saw his odds shorten from +1067 to +950.
BREAKING: COVID-19 has officially endorsed Ron DeSantis for president.
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) August 3, 2021
Among Democrats, Pete Buttigieg (+4100 to +3250) and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (+7200 to +4150) made major moves.
Harris saw her chances of the 2024 Presidency moving in the opposite direction. Her betting line went for +375 co-favorite with Biden to +400. Her popularity is waning significantly with the masses. Harris’ polling numbers are the worst for a sitting Vice-President since the 1970s.
Two recent polls came to the conclusion that 46% of Americans approve of Harris. However, 47-48% of Americans polled disapproved of the VP.
Meanwhile, Biden has gained 51.3% approval, with only 44.9% disapproving of his performance in the Oval Office.