View Full Version : 2012 United States Presidential Election Betting Odds

04-10-2012, 01:49 AM
Latest: Even though Rick Santorum won last Thursday's Lousiana Primary, it is Mitt Romney's odds that are getting better to win the Republican nomination (1/20 to 1/25). And, on the Presidential side of the odds President Obama is still in control. Last week Obama was at +225 to win the election and now his odds have risen to +220. Though it's not much of an improvement, it is still an improvement nonetheless and while it wasn't a dramatic change, Obama's closest competitor is losing ground (Mitt Romney down from +190 to +210). It should be at least a week before we see any more significant changes in the odds barring big news that a candidate has dropped out, etc... April 3rd marks the Maryland, Washington, Texas, and Washington D.C. primaries which should move the lines depending on the results.
Odds To Be Next U.S. President

Beyond which party will win the election, as well as the people who will receive nominations from their parties, online sportsbooks are primarily focusing on who will win the election outright. Most have listed at least ten different people to win the election, and only a few of the names are truly surprising. The whole thing is totally up in the air, but there is one clear favorite - Barack Obama. Being that only 12 presidents have served a single elected term, with only two of these in the last 50 years, it is likely that President Obama will once again win his reelection - especially due to his relatively high approval ratings. Obama announced his bid for reelection on April 4th, 2011, and he had received more than 10,000 online donations in the first 24 hours in which this was possible.

Okay, now the gamblers among us can go to the site and explain all this.

04-10-2012, 02:11 AM
Way too soon. Obama v. Republican Field/Romney/whoever is meaningless right now. I'll start paying attention after both conventions. Until then, it really doesn't matter much.