Kamala Harris Tipped To Challenge Trump In The 2020 Election, But Watch Out For Lady Gaga

Sunday, November 11, 2018 9:28 AM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 9:28 AM UTC

President Trump is now +150 to win a second term at the 2020 election after mixed mid-term results, but the betting on a Democratic nominee looks fascinating.

<p>President Trump celebrated a “huge victory” last week after the Republicans held control of the Senate and picked up seats in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri in the mid-term elections. The GOP was dealt a blow as the Democrats seized control of the US House of Representatives, but the president responded in typically combative style. He battled reporters that asked him difficult questions, praised his supporters and vowed to adopt a “warlike posture” should be find himself hit with subpoenas. Betting sites have responded to his performance by <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/" target="_blank" title="Shop Around for the Best Odds">releasing odds</a> on him winning another four years at the next presidential election in 2020.</p><p>If you think Trump can defy the Democrats again, you can take odds of <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4581&amp;book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check this Top Rated Sportsbook!">+150 with sportsbooks like Bet365</a> and William Hill on him pulling it off. That looks like an attractive set of odds on a man that achieved a huge upset by beating Hilary Clinton last time around. He retains huge support in rural areas, and rural America retains vastly disproportionate electoral strength due to the quirks of the Electoral College. He has torn up the rulebook when it comes to electoral campaigning and he remains remarkably adept at brushing off criticism.</p><p>Incumbents are usually re-elected: Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama all won second terms. Obama and Clinton both suffered worse mid-term results and still went on to secure victory. Trump’s ability to turn out the base remains strong and the Republicans are offsetting suburban woes with higher rural turnouts. It will take a strong Democrat candidate to beat him, and the sportsbooks think Kamala Harris could be the name put forward.</p><p>Harris was elected California’s attorney general in 2010, a position she held until becoming a US Senator by beating Loretta Sanchez in the 2016 election. She was out campaigning during the mid-terms and she has embarked upon trips to early voting states like Iowa to whip up support for a 2020 bid. She looks like a strong candidate to sustain a coalition of female, young and minority voters that carried Obama to victory, and the sportsbooks make her the favorite to lead the Democrats into the elections. If you agree, you can take odds of <a href="http://https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4600&amp;book=WilliamHill" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check this Top Rated Sportsbook!">+500 with William Hill</a> and +550 with Betfair on her winning the candidacy.</p><p>Next up on the list is Beto O’Rourke, the popular Texan who narrowly failed to beat Ted Cruz during the mid-terms. Some people think he has what it takes to unseat Trump in 2020 and he is the <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4595&amp;book=Ladbrokes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in Game with Ladbrokes!">+600 second favorite with Ladbrokes</a> and Coral, although William Hill makes him the +400 favorite. Paddy Power and Betfair see Elizabeth Warren as the +400 favorite, but she is as long as +900 with Betfred. Then you come to a pair of veteran heavy hitters: Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both +1000 with William Hill. Further down the list you will see some long shots: Oprah Winfrey at +3300, Michelle Obama at +3300, Mark Cuban at +5000, Hilary Clinton at +5000, Mark Cuban at +5000 and Al Gore at +10000.</p><p>If you really want to get ridiculous, how about The Rock at +10000? Or George Clooney at the same price? Nobody expected Trump to become president, so why not Lady Gaga at +12500? Or Kanye West at +50000? Or could Facebook finally take over, with Mark Zuckerberg at +10000?</p><p>The sportsbooks typically make Trump the +150 favorite to win the election in 2020, with Harris best priced at +800, O’Rourke at +1200, Warren at +1600, Biden at +2500, Mike Pence at +3300 and Michael Bloomberg at +3300. Seeing Pence in there suggests that some oddsmakers feel the president could be impeached before the next election. The Democrats ruled out immediately pushing for impeachment after the mid-term success in the lower chamber of Congress, but it is not beyond the realms of possibility. Bet365 is offering +100 on Trump to be impeached by the House in his first term, +300 on him to resign the presidency in his first term and +1000 on him to be convicted by the Senate in his first term.</p>
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