Don’t be alarmed folks….
No, WeLoveTrump is not turning into a gambling website.
Here’s why I’m posting this article….because the bookies in Vegas who set the odds on these things know more than everyone else about what’s going to happen!
It’s their job to know.
You look at the sports lines each week, and the Vegas line makers are eerily accurate.
They’re in the business of not losing money.
Actually, they’re in the business of making A LOT of money.
As they say, they didn’t build all those giant buildings in the middle of the desert because without having all the odds rigged in their favor!
So yes, when Vegas has official odds on the 2020 Presidential Election, I’m interested.
It may or may not surprise you to see Trump is the clear favorite.
I think that’s 100% accurate.
He beat a field of 17 seasoned Republican challengers in 2016 while having no political experience or machine behind him. Even the RNC opposed him for much of his candidacy!
So can you imagine how much more powerful he’ll be this time around?
And reports are that he’s built the strongest, most well-funded reelection machine that politics has ever seen.
In other words, my money is definitely on Trump too.
But you might be interested to know the odds on all the other challengers and rumored challengers.
Like Oprah….keep reading for more on her and everyone else!
Here's how things looked on January 9, 2019, according to Chron:
President Donald Trump remains the favorite to win the 2020 United States presidential election, according the OddsShark.
On Tuesday, the betting resource, which tracks odds across a number of online betting sites, not only released numbers showing the Republican Party at +100 and the Democratic Party at -130, but also the latest figures on which candidates are the front-runners to win the presidency in 2020.
Republican and Democratic parties and, yes, Hollywood celebrities are included. Here's who the betting website has their money on:
When it comes to ranking the 2020 presidential nominees, Trump, at +150, is the most likely candidate to get the Republican nod.
"Much like a bet on who will win the Super Bowl, a team that is guaranteed to be in the game will have better odds than the other teams who are fighting to get in," notes Oddshark.
Not only is toppling a sitting president of your own party extremely difficult, but Oddshark reports that regardless of a firestorm of tweets from and incredulous news reports about Trump, nothing is major enough to shift the President's position from the top of this list.
Even the government shutdown, which Oddshark described as "a strategy that many view as a distraction from his potential upcoming legal issues as a result of the FBI investigation into his dealings with Russia and alleged campaign finance violations," does not change the odds from being in Trump's favor.
When it comes to identifying which of the Democratic candidates will be Trump's opponent, well, that's anyone's bet.
Thus far, it's California Senator Kamala Harris and Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke who lead the pack with both at +1000.
The Texas Senate runner-up's popularity has rocketed him into the national spotlight, while the buzz around Kamala Harris' potential run for president is on the decline, making their odds neck-and-neck, says Oddshark.
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders and former Obama running mate and vice president Joe Biden are tied at +1400, while Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth is at +1500.
The odds for former San Antonio mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro are at +6000.
Don't bet your bottom dollar on seeing Oprah Winfrey (+3000), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (+4000), or any other celebrities in the Oval Office in 2020.
The notion of a celeb winning the presidency in 2020 has slowed down considerably in favor of more seasoned political candidates. If you think there's a shot, though, there's still time to place your bets.
And here's how they look on February 19, 2019, according to the Washington Examiner:
The entry of Sen. Bernie Sanders and 11 other White House challengers has not changed the gambling odds on the expectation that President Trump will win re-election.
The latest odds, taken after Sanders joined the 2020 race on Tuesday, put Trump as a 3-2 lock to win re-election followed most closely by Sen. Kamala Harris, at 10-1.
And the odds of Sanders winning didn’t budge despite announcing his race, said Dave Mason, the sportsbook brand manager of BetOnline.ag.
“There were no changes to Sanders' odds following the announcement. We had it as a foregone conclusion that he will be in the Democratic mix," he said.
Sanders' odds were as high as 28-1 in April 2017. “We did take some bets on Sanders this morning — he has the fourth highest bet count out of the Democrats behind Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke,” he added.
Trump’s odds of re-election haven’t changed. In August, for example, BetOnline.ag had him at the very same 3-2.
The latest odds as they appear on the betting sheet:
Donald Trump 3/2
Kamala Harris 8/1
Beto O’Rourke 10/1
Joe Biden 12/1
Bernie Sanders 14/1
Amy Klobuchar 14/1
Elizabeth Warren 25/1
Cory Booker 25/1
Kirsten Gillibrand 25/1
Michelle Obama 25/1
Sherrod Brown 25/1
Mike Pence 33/1
Michael Bloomberg 33/1
Tulsi Gabbard 33/1
Hillary Clinton 40/1
Oprah Winfrey 50/1
Nikki Haley 50/1
Julian Castro 50/1
John Hickenlooper 50/1
Paul Ryan 66/1
Ben Shapiro 66/1
Tom Wolf 66/1
Orrin Hatch 66/1
John Kasich 66/1
Howard Schultz 66/1
Ro Khanna 66/1
Nancy Pelosi 66/1
Steve Bullock 66/1
Pete Buttigieg 66/1
Dwayne The Rock Johnson 80/1
Jamie Dimon 100/1
Mark Cuban 100/1
Jon Stewart 100/1
Caroline Kennedy 100/1
Bob Iger 100/1
George Clooney 100/1
Leonardo DiCaprio 100/1
Ivanka Trump 100/1
Rand Paul 100/1
Terry McAuliffe 100/1
Will Smith 100/1
Gavin Newsom 100/1
Joe Rogan 100/1
Jay Inslee 100/1
John Delaney 100/1
Bill de Blasio 100/1
Eric Swalwell 100/1
Seth Moulton 100/1
John Kerry 100/1
Eric Holder 100/1
Andrew Yang 100/1
Mark Zuckerberg 150/1
Clay Travis 150/1
Ted Cruz 150/1
Marco Rubio 150/1
Stephen Colbert 150/1
Bill Gates 150/1
Steve Bannon 150/1
Tim Ryan 150/1
Marianne Williamson 150/1