Clinton Seen as a Near-Certainty to Win White House
Despite scandals and an FBI investigation that has continued to dog her campaign, Hillary Clinton is now seen as a near-certainty to win the White House, according to betting markets.
Online prediction market Predictit.org shows that Clinton’s chance of becoming the next President of the United States is now at 93 percent, up from 82 percent about two weeks ago.
The jump in her chances comes as Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has been rocked by a series of sexual assault allegations.
A recent poll also showed Clinton opening up a 14 percentage point lead over Trump among likely voters.
Some commentators have argued that the sexual assault allegations against Trump could end up being his “Achilles heel” and cost him the election.
Oddsmakers Predict Clinton Will Win by a Landslide
Odds are one of the most important tools that sports bettors use to handicap games. They help to give a snapshot of how the betting public is leaning in a particular matchup.
For the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, online sportsbook 5Dimes has Hillary Clinton as a massive favorite over Donald Trump. Clinton is currently at -825 odds to win, while Trump has +475 odds.
Those numbers may come as a surprise to some, as Trump has been leading in most national polls. However, the oddsmakers clearly believe that Clinton will win by a wide margin on November 8th.
The Republican candidate does have some solid betting value though, especially if you think he can pull off an upset victory. Backing Trump at +475 would net you a tidy profit if he wins, while taking Clinton at -825 would result in sizable losses.
There is still plenty of time for things to change, but it looks like the smart money is on Hillary Clinton to win in November.
Betting Markets Give Clinton Over 90% Chance of Winning
The betting markets are indicating that Hillary Clinton has a >90% chance of winning the US Presidential election in November. One of the most popular betting sites, UK-based Paddy Power, currently has Clinton at odds of 1/12 to win, while Trump is at 7/1.
This isn’t the first time that the betting markets have given Clinton an edge over her Republican opponent. In fact, they’ve been fairly consistent in their prediction that she will be the next President of the United States. Back in March, Clinton was given odds of 2/9 by Paddy Power, while Trump was at 5/1.
Interestingly, Trump has seen a slight uptick in his odds since then, but it’s still not enough to overtake Clinton. This could be due to several factors, such as the recent release of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee which suggest that the party was biased against Bernie Sanders during the primaries.
It’s also worth noting that Clinton is currently leading Trump in most opinion polls. The RealClearPolitics average of polls has her up by 6 points, and other pollsters are reporting similar leads.
So why is Trump still trailing Clinton in the betting markets? It could be because some people are skeptical about opinion polls and believe that they can be manipulated. It’s also possible that some people are simply more confident in Clinton’s chances than Trump’s chances of winning.
Clinton’s Odds of Winning Are Better Than Ever
“Clinton’s Odds of Winning Are Better Than Ever”
Although many people are predicting a Donald Trump victory in the 2016 presidential election, the odds are actually in Hillary Clinton’s favor. In fact, according to The New York Times’ live election forecast, Clinton has an 85% chance of winning.
There are several reasons why Clinton is likely to win. For one, she has consistently polled higher than Trump. In addition, she has more support from key demographics, such as women and minorities. Moreover, Clinton has a well-organized campaign machine, while Trump’s operation is relatively disjointed.
Finally, the U.S. economy is doing well under President Obama, and this is likely to benefit Clinton in the election. polls have shown that most Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, and they may be looking for a change in leadership. However, it’s worth noting that many of these same polls showed Trump trailing by significant margins a few months ago.
It’s still anyone’s race, and there is certainly potential for an upset on November 8th. But at this point, Clinton is the clear favorite to win.
Gamblers Put Their Money on Clinton
The Pennsylvania casino industry is backing Hillary Clinton for president.
According to a new study commissioned by the American Gaming Association, Clinton is the favored candidate of the casino industry.
The study found that 78% of gaming industry employees are backing Clinton, while only 7% are supporting Donald Trump.
Casino executives are also overwhelmingly backing Clinton, with 92% supporting her and only 2% supporting Trump.
In a statement, AGA president Geoff Freeman said that the findings show that the gaming industry is “committed to electing a president who will promote policies that help our sector grow and create jobs.”
Clinton has been a strong supporter of the gambling industry, while Trump has been critical of it. In a 1999 interview, Trump called casinos “a total disaster” and said they were “the biggest sin of all.”