Sportsbook: Ron DeSantis’ odds of becoming President improved eight-fold over last year
Image via AP.

DeSantis
2024 odds for "America's Governor" surged from 66/1 to 8/1.

The faltering fortunes of the Joe Biden administration have substantially improved the odds Gov. Ron DeSantis could be elected President in 2024.

That’s the conclusion drawn by US-Bookies.com, which bills itself as a “comprehensive web portal” giving American bettors access to offshore markets.

In these “betting markets offered by UK/European/worldwide operators regulated in jurisdictions where wagering on these props is legal,” DeSantis’ odds of becoming President have surged in the eyes of those willing to bet money on the proposition.

On Jan. 20, 2021, DeSantis barely registered, coming in with 66/1 odds, putting him well behind President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, Vice President Kamala Harris, former Vice President Mike Pence, former Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

But since the inauguration of Biden and Harris, DeSantis’ odds have tremendously improved, standing at 8/1 as of Friday.

The book puts him only behind Harris (7/1), Biden (9/2), and Trump (3/1).

DeSantis’ odds went from a 1.5% implied probability to 11.1% in less than a year. He has eclipsed Haley and Buttigieg, tied at 20/1, and Pence at 25/1.

Most Democrats are losing steam, with one exception.

“Following the Biden-Harris administration’s first year in office, Republicans have noticed the most favorable movements in the 2024 presidential betting markets,” says a US-Bookies spokesperson.

“Meanwhile, the only Democrat whose odds became stronger is Pete Buttigieg.”

The bookies’ estimation is yet another piece of evidence that if the Primaries were held in 2022 instead of 2024, Gov. DeSantis could be the Republican front-runner if Trump decided not to run again. Polling consistently shows DeSantis as the top second choice, though the Governor cannot overcome Trump when the former President is added to the field.

A.G. Gancarski

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


5 comments

  • Alex

    January 10, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Lol

    DeAnus is doing his best to be Trump part 2, and he’s proved it with his soulless covid non response, racist policies, lies, and being a complete flake by disappearing for 9 days with no explanation, then “informing” us after the fact.

    • Alex

      January 10, 2022 at 11:31 am

      I bet he got a bad case of covid.

      Karma is a bitch.

  • Tom

    January 10, 2022 at 11:35 am

    No surprise.
    As he spelled out last evening on Mark Levin he is two steps ahead of the rest.
    He’s a runaway if 45 does not run again.
    America’s Gov has circled the corner on k
    ey issues with leg action in Florida.
    He is very In tune with working and middle America. Much to offer. Has time on his side.
    Re-election first, wife Casey illness too, very young kids.

  • Nelson Goodman

    January 10, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    Trump and DeSantis are both disastrous for our beloved country!

  • Mark

    January 11, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    So we all know Trump cannot win and if Desantis is behind Trump then it is safe to say that any Democrat that runs will be better than those two choices and for good reason. Just their handling of Covid alone tells fathoms on the lack of moral Desantis and Trump have… it’s almost nil. Biden is being accused foe Trumps 19.5 trillion deficit. That is hardly fair.

Comments are closed.


#FlaPol

Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Jason Delgado, Renzo Downey, Daniel Figueroa, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Kelly Hayes, Joe Henderson, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Scott Powers, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Andrew Wilson, Mike Wright, and Tristan Wood.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704




Sign up for Sunburn


Categories