Political betting odds have today been updated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the UK and USA as a series of events unfolded this week.
In Britain, popular female politician Jess Phillips pulled out of the leadership race of the Labour Party; the official UK opposition party to the current British government.
In America, the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump continues to unfold as controversial comments emerged from the late 90’s stating that a crime is not required for impeachment.
Trump also unloaded a series of tweets mid-week, setting a record for the most tweets posted in one day, and made headlines today by becoming the first president to attend anti-abortion rally, commenting:
“We’re here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child born and unborn to fulfil their God-given potential”.
As political and controversial events continued throughout the week for both nations, sportsbooks have today refreshed their prices for punters staking a wager on their political interest.
– Odds have been slashed to 7/4 on average for Joe Biden becoming the 2020 Democratic Nominee for the US Presidential Election. Putting him joint favourite with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
– Democrats have closed the gap on the Republicans being the largest party to odds of evens compared with Republicans 4/5.
– Donald Trump is still the current favourite to win the US Presidential Election 2020 despite odds slipping slightly to 4/5 on average.
– Keir Starmer’s odds have been slashed to 4/11 on average following the withdrawal of Jess Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, putting him in firm pole position to be the Next Labour Leader.
– Sadiq Khan is still the favourite to retain his position as London Mayor in the 2020 London Mayoral Election with a slight change in odds of 1/6 on average, despite pressures over TFL fares and council tax.
Odds are average across multiple bookmakers and correct as of 25th January 2020.