Ron DeSantis’ odds surge in 2024 presidential betting market
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Trump is the ultimate obstacle, however.

Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to attract attention from people wagering money on presidential possibilities for 2024, with one offshore bookie touting “strong backing” from bettors Tuesday.

The Irish bookmaker BoyleSports contended a “new burst of support arrived this week” for DeSantis.

“The Florida Republican is attracting support to win the 2024 election with BoyleSports trimming his odds into 15/2 from 12/1 following strong backing. Former President Donald Trump has yet to officially confirm he will attempt to oust Joe Biden in three years’ time, but he is (the) 5/4 favorite to be the Republican candidate contesting the election, with closest challenger Ron DeSantis now 4/1 from 5/1,” BoyleSports wrote.

DeSantis surges as Trump does, meaning the Governor is not necessarily gaining ground on the former President.

“Although former President Donald Trump remains the firm favorite for the Republican party nomination in the 2024 election, support for Ron DeSantis is steady and his chances of getting into the White House in three years’ time are improving, according to the latest betting moves, as he is now 15/2 from 12/1. He has also moved into 4/1 from 5/1 to be the Republican candidate, so he’s far from out of the picture according to punters,” asserted BoyleSports spokesperson Sarah Kinsella.

DeSantis trails Trump and President Joe Biden, who are at 3/1 and 5/1, respectively. He is within striking distance of embattled Vice President Kamala Harris, who is currently dealing with a staff exodus and a wave of negative press, so he likely could eclipse Harris by the next time BoyleSports issues odds.

Other bookies have noted the DeSantis surge. likewise sees DeSantis surpassing Harris.

“Donald Trump has gradually made his way to the top of the political betting markets, while the top Democratic challengers’ odds to win have weakened,” said a US-Bookies spokesperson in late November. “Along with Trump’s positive movement, Ron DeSantis has also seen improvements in the presidential betting markets.”

Prediction markets have told a similar story, with DeSantis eclipsing Harris and nearing Biden on those platforms also.

The Governor was at one point just 1¢ below Biden on the PredictIt platform, but has yet to pass the President.

Trump has had to address the possibility of a DeSantis candidacy in recent interviews, and has downplayed the Governor as a threat in 2024.

During an interview with South Florida radio host Brian Mudd, Trump offered a dismissal.

“I do think if I run, he won’t,” Trump said. “I know they try and create a friction. I don’t think it exists at all. It might, you know, you never know. If he wanted to run, that’s OK with me. I think we’d win by a lot.”

Trump had previously said he thought DeSantis would “drop out” of any 2024 race if the former President got in.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Chris

    December 7, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    How does this compare to in terms of accuracy?

  • Alex

    December 7, 2021 at 3:13 pm


    2024 is a very long time from now and things change fast.

    In politics especially.

  • Alex

    December 7, 2021 at 4:09 pm


  • Tom

    December 7, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    DeSantis the best! America’s Governor.
    Leader of Repub party. People love his leadership and his elephant Kahones! Not afraid of media and Dems.
    His conservative actions speak louder than words. Biden WH made him a star with attacks by incompetence staff.
    Gov DeSantis re elect!
    Everything is on table after.

  • Ron Ogden

    December 8, 2021 at 8:44 am

    It all presupposes DeSantis has any interest in that terribly thankless, soul-crushing job. Not everyone does. The kind of ravenous ambition it takes to run for President is certainly not the norm. Look how many politicians in America will NEVER run for president, and they are only a tiny fraction of the total of all Americans, who would NEVER NEVER do it. Ron DeSantis is a very smart man–he may just be smart enough to find himself an very well paying consultancy after his term of service is up and use his wealth to build a safe haven for his family when this world self-detonates, as it likely will in this decade.

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