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Mark August 24th, 2020 on your calendar. That’s the date when the United States Republican Party will gather in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Republican National Convention. It’s a very big deal not just for America, but for every country worldwide. That’s why we’re tracking the odds of every potential nominee right up until the big day. The graph below is generated by averaging the odds from multiple online sportsbooks and is updated regularly to reflect the biggest new stories, trends, and political developments.

2020 Republican Party Presidential Nominee Odds

The biggest threat to Trump’s reign is his own right hand man, Mike Pence. The VP’s presidential aspirations are well known and he’s a natural to occupy the office thanks to his term as Governor of Indiana and his 12-year stint as a member of the US House of Representatives.

The 59-year-old has been relatively untainted by the many scandals engulfing the President and is quietly biding his time until Trump steps aside.

  • August 29, 2019: Trump is going through a relatively quiet period in terms of scandals and gaffes. He’s all but assured the nomination (-10000) according to oddsmakers. BetOnline is the only book with odds up right now, and former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh (+2500) was the only other person listed.
  • July 17, 2019: Trump’s odds are now -900, on average, as the incumbent shakes off scandal after scandal.
  • June 28, 2019: Trump’s short odds continue to get even shorter, going from -700 on June 10th to -800 on June 28th.
  • June 10, 2019: Trump is still holding steady, with no internal threats from his own party.
  • May 29, 2019: Trump has tightened his stranglehold on the odds, going from -680 to -700 in the span of a month.
  • April 18, 2019: Trump has emerged from the Mueller Report unscathed. His odds have improved from -350 on January 3rd to -750 on April 18th.
  • November 7, 2018: The Republicans may have lost the House of Representatives in last evening’s Midterm Elections, but Trump still has reason to smile today, as his odds to win his party’s presidential nomination actually improved from -300 to -350.
  • October 31, 2018: Halloween may be a scary time for some, but not for Trump, whose odds to become the Republican Party’s Presidential nominee have remained unchanged since August.
  • October 15, 2018: Donald Trump’s visibility continues to be high – and his odds continue to be short – as he tours Florida and Georgia surveying the damage done by Hurricane Michael and offering his support to first responders and survivors.

2020 Republican Presidential Nominee Odds at Bovada

Candidate 2020 Republican Party Nominee Odds at BetOnline
Donald Trump -10000
Joe Walsh +2500

*Odds taken 07/17/19. Follow the link in the table to see all betting options.

Trump’s stranglehold on the Republican Party nomination appears to be very much intact. He remains the odds-on favorite at BetOnline, as well as virtually every other online sportsbook worldwide.

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Net Worth Among Top Republican Party Candidates

Candidate Approximate Net Worth
Donald Trump $3.1 Billion
Jamie Dimon $1.4 billion
Ben Shapiro $7 million
Orrin Hatch $4.3 million
Mike Pence $2 Million

Trump’s net worth of $3.1 billion may sound impressive, but it’s actually dropped by nearly $1.4 billion since 2015 when he first announced his intention to run for President of the United States. The drop off can be attributed to broader changes in online retail habits and a pronounced backlash among consumers who have chosen to boycott Trump-related products.

Twitter Following of Top Republican Candidates

When it comes to social media influence, no one can touch The Donald. Trump was among the first celebrities to embrace Twitter way back in 2009 and has sent close to 40,000 tweets to his 55 million followers since.

Some have been amusing, some have been controversial, and some have been downright incendiary. Throughout it all, Trump has never lost his taste for communicating directly with the American public.

Past Republican Party Nominees

Year Name Popular Vote Percentage
2016 Donald Trump* 46.1%
2012 Mitt Romney 47.2%
2008 John McCain 45.7%
2004 George W. Bush* 50.7%
2000 George W. Bush* 47.9%
1996 Bob Dole 40.7%
1992 George H.W. Bush 37.5%
1988 George H.W. Bush* 53.4%
1984 Ronald Reagan* 58.8%
1980 Ronald Reagan* 50.8%

*Elected President of the United States

Remember the good old days when you actually needed to win the popular vote to win the presidency? Trump kicked that antiquated notion to the curb in 2016 when he won the election despite finishing with 2.8 million fewer votes than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Past Republican Nominees by State

New York may be a Blue State, but it’s produced more than its fair share of Republican Party Presidential nominees over the years. At one time or another, Donald Trump, Richard Nixon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Thomas E. Dewey, Wendell Wilkie, Charles Evans Hughes, and Theodore Roosevelt, all called New York home.

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