Gamblers warm to Ron DeSantis’ White House chances

Ron DeSantis
The Governor is now even with VP Kamala Harris, according to one oddsmaker.

Odds that Gov. Ron DeSantis will be the 47th President of the United States have improved, according to one betting aggregator.

US-Bookies, which bases its odds on “betting markets offered by UK/European/worldwide operators regulated in jurisdictions where wagering on these props is legal,” said Monday that DeSantis’ odds have improved in recent weeks from 8/1 to 7/1.

Also at 7/1 is Vice President Kamala Harris. Recent polling has tested DeSantis against Harris, with the Governor narrowly in front of the VP.

Former President Donald Trump is the favorite, at 3/1 odds, with current President Joe Biden at 9/2 odds, according to US-Bookies.

Trump and DeSantis are dominating the race for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination as well.

US-Bookies notes both men have consolidated support in recent months. Since October, Trump’s odds to get the nomination have improved from 3/2 (40%) to 6/5 (45.5%). DeSantis’ odds improved from 5/1 (16.7%) to 9/2 (18.2%).

Other Republican names are farther behind. Ambassador Nikki Haley is at 8/1 odds. Former Vice President Mike Pence is at 12/1. No other name tracked has better than 22/1 odds, suggesting that well before the midterms bettors are losing confidence in a larger non-Trump field emerging in two years.

Meanwhile, Trump and DeSantis continue to make moves. Trump has resumed a rally schedule, with an event in Texas this weekend that was functionally a 2024 show of strength. DeSantis has become a national figure, fundraising across the country.

Reporting earlier this year suggested a rift between Trump and the Governor. Stories said it would be “too much to ask” for DeSantis to preemptively endorse another Trump term in 2024, while the former President reportedly lamented a “dull” DeSantis.

Trump said the reporting was off the mark.

“It’s totally fake news,” Trump contended. “I think Ron said it (earlier this month), he said it very publicly, ‘The press is never going to get in the middle of my friendship with Donald Trump. We’re not going to do that stuff.’”

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

  • Tom

    January 31, 2022 at 7:52 pm

    You don’t need gambling odds to figure that out or realize it. Harris is dreadful, I mean she is clueless. Joe is struggling, there polling is atrociously abysmal. The Dums don’t know this cause the Corp media hides it from them. His numbers are i. The mid 20’s to high 30’s on key individual issues. Worser news, 50% want Biden impeached. Really bad news. 50% one year in. The new Repub. majority in Congress will review this in January in 23. Biden is upside down negative in 46 states, some are blue too. In Florida he’s 38% approval, negative 15 pts.
    Manchurian nation falling apart.

  • Jacque Budd

    January 31, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Trump/Desantis: a winning combo

  • Yourmom

    February 1, 2022 at 9:47 am

    Moronic nonsense.

  • Jerry Cole

    February 1, 2022 at 11:14 am

    While Pres Trump had many great ideas & was spot on in many issues, I beleive he is too much a detriment to our party & would be a very poor communicator as President. He divides more than the ideas of a balanced two party system. The left has lost sight of the Constitution of the United States & in many cases lied when taking the oath of office. We need a good Constitutional leader. I’m waiting.

  • Beverly McDonald

    February 1, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Gov. DeSantis,
    Please consider Senator Tim Scott as a running mate.
    In my opinion, it would be an unbeatable ticket.

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