- Donald Trump is the runaway favorite in the 2020 US Presidential odds
- Across the leading sportsbooks, Trump is at average odds of -203 to be re-elected
- Those are the best odds he’s posted during this election cycle
Is the 2020 re-election of Donald Trump as President of the United States a foregone conclusion?
Based on a cross section of the current 2020 Presidential election odds, the leading sportsbooks seem to be resigned to that fact of life.
On average, Trump’s current odds to win re-election average out to -203. That’s his best betting line during this current election cycle, and better than any odds posted on his chances to win in 2016.
Bovada currently lists the President at odds of -180 to win re-election.
2020 Presidential Election Odds
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Odds taken February 10th. Go to Bovada for complete list.
A year ago at this time, Trump was at odds of +200 to retain the White House.
Teflon Don Survives Unscathed . . . Again
The latest attempt to topple Trump from his throne was again an abysmal failure. Just one Republican Senator – Mitt Romney of Utah – voted to convict Trump during his recent impeachment trial. That was 19 shy of the total required for a conviction.
It’s abundantly clear that Trump is like the villain in a horror movie. Just when they think they’ve put a halt to his mayhem, he rises up again to create more havoc.
The Mueller Report didn’t stop him. Impeachment emboldened him. Trump is feeling bulletproof, and who can blame him?
Last week, he fired European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland and Army Lt. Colonel Alex Vindman, the National Security Council’s top Ukraine expert. Both testified in front of the House of Representatives during Trump’s impeachment inquiry.
Democrats Fumbling the Ball
Since the Republicans control the Senate, it was a virtual certainty that Trump’s impeachment trial would end in an acquittal.
What wasn’t as planned was the bumbling by the Democrats that’s followed in the wake of the trial. A failed app completely botched the Iowa caucus, causing the outcome of the vote to be delayed for several days.
There’s infighting within the Democratic Party, mostly between pro and anti-Bernie Sanders factions. The fear among Democrats is that the socialist policies of Sanders, if he wins the nomination, will turn enough Americans against the Democrats to again put Trump in the Oval Office.
Democrats can’t seem to get out of their own way. It looks as those they are again poised to cause the sort of fracture within the party and the electorate that rolled out the red carpet for Trump in 2016.
Is Trump Re-Election a Certainty?
There’s still a long way to go until November but the odds are currently trending in Trump’s favor. In early December, he became the odds-on favorite at -110. And his numbers continue to steadily grow.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday suggested that six different Democrat candidates would beat Trump in the election. However, a President-elect is not determined via popular vote but by Electoral College votes.
Latest Quinnipiac poll has Trump losing to everyone:
Bloomberg beats Trump 51-42
Sanders beats Trump 51-43
Biden beats Trump 50-43
Klobuchar beats Trump 49-43
Warren beats Trump 48-44
Buttigieg beats Trump 47-43
Let's be done this "Dems are weak, who can beat Trump" narrative.
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) February 10, 2020
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in 2016 but was hammered by Trump in Electoral College votes.
The Democrats must establish a frontrunner, and then they need to rally behind their candidate.
At Trump’s State of the Union address last week, triumphant Republicans chanted “four more years” as Trump arrived to the podium.
Unless the Democrats get their act together fast, those chants are going to be proven correct.
Pick: Donald Trump (-203).
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