The 2020 US presidential race enters its last stages with only 6 weeks left for Election Day. This means the betting markets, still pretty undecided, will witness more action than ever as the electoral debates scheduled for this coming month begin to take place, with odds shifting probably on a daily basis.
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Trump goes big seeking re-election, faces new impeachment threat
President Donald Trump hit the campaign trail these past few days with large rallies in Wisconsin, North Carolina and Ohio, swing states that are key for his re-election in 2020. He’s heading to Pennsylvania today, another important battleground where Republicans try not to lose their vote. The President’s figure is being highly acclaimed at these events, which have managed to attract thousands of supporters despite the coronavirus pandemic.
But things are not going so well for Trump in Washington DC, where House Democrats are considering using impeachment again to stop the President’s plans to quickly fill the Supreme Court seat that liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg left last Friday as she passed away at age 87. This caused an immediate partisan battle over the fate of the vacancy on the conservative-majority court.
Donald Trump odds remain at 2.00 on William Hill’s ‘2020 Presidential Election’ market, implying that he still has a ~50% chance of being re-elected.
Biden is holding on to his favorite status
Joe Biden, on the other hand, has maintained a lighter campaign schedule those days, recently visiting Wisconsin in a much less crowded event to make a class-focused pitch for white voters. He is also pushing back on a swift Supreme Court nomination so close to the election. Biden argues that early voting has already started in several states and Republicans should hold off on filling the seat until after the election results have been tallied.
One week before the first presidential debate of this fall, national polls continue to favor the Democratic candidate, who has not lost in practically any of them so far.
Upcoming: First Presidential Debate
The first of the three scheduled debates before Election Day will take place next Sep 29 in Cleveland, Ohio. It will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace.