Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is now the odds favorite to win the upcoming Presidential Election following the political fallout from the ongoing unrest in the United States.
Even as the country suffered an ongoing economic crisis due to the coronavirus lockdowns, President Donald Trump had maintained the lead at most online sportsbooks. Odds suggested that he would likely overcome the blowback from the frustrated country and ultimately win his second term in office.
Where many felt that frustrations to his coronavirus response would deliver the blow needed to sink his campaign, the rapidly-expanding protest now back as another brick the president must hold as he attempts to tread the tumultuous waters of 2020.
Sinking Ship?
As the pressure continues to mount against the President, even members of his political team have begun distancing themselves. Defense Secretary Mark Esper took to the podium in the Pentagon to bluntly stand against the President’s threat to invoke the Insurrection Act by stating “The option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort ... We are not in one of those situations now.”

A member of Esper’s team, James Miller, submitted his resignation in response, and a number of Republican Senators were open with their disproval of the reported use of tear gas to clear protestors for the now infamous bible photo-op. While Police have denied that teargas was used and that the entire story has been manipulated into something it wasn't, the critical response was not softened.
Odds have even surfaced suggesting that former President George W. Bush could ignore party lines and support the Democratic candidate over Trump.


Presidential Election odds had Trump listed at +132 on May 28th (bet $132 to win $100) which, even three days after the death that set off the nation-wide riots, appeared promising.
Two days later they fell slightly to +130, and by June 3rd had tumbled to +101.
Joe Biden saw his chances improve from +112 to -114 over the same timeframe, as the Presidential hopeful is attempting to use Trump’s political missteps as the cornerstone of his campaign.
Now with an approval rate of 46%, the lowest ever seen by a sitting President, it is Trump who now faces an uphill battle into the November election that appeared to be his to loose just a few short months ago.
Smart bettors will tell you to leave luck out of the equation when it comes to placing a wager, but luck and circumstance has been Biden’s biggest weapon.
The former Vice President appeared dead in the water prior to the South Carolina Primary, and it was that single victory that became the boost he needed to clinch Super Tuesday. His valid climb to the top of the Presidential odds board has little to do with his efforts, rather the blunders being made by his opponents.
It’s a scenario that the Democrats could not have scripted any better, as Joe is allowed to sit quietly on the sidelines while his adversary digs himself a hole.
While the betting odds suggested a very different kind of race just a few months ago, everything appears to be “turning up Joe”, and the odds have swung in his favor.
Presidential Election Odds via BetOnline
  • Joe Biden-130
  • Donald Trump+100
  • Hillary Clinton+1600
  • Andrew Cuomo+5000
  • Michelle Obama+7500
  • Mike Pence+10000
  • The Rock+10000
  • Mark Cuban+12500
  • Elizabeth Warren+15000
  • Nikki Haley+15000