Trump Favourite to be the next US President

Trump Favourite to be the next US President

Could President Biden already be counting down the days until he is removed from office? This week has seen a new favourite in the race to win the Presidency in 2024 and his name is Donald Trump!

Bookmakers have reacted to the shock election of Republican Glenn Youngkin as the new governor of Virginia. That’s a state which last year voted for Joe Biden in the 2020 American Presidential election.

It’s a sign that already the American voters are tiring of President Biden. He’s now as high as 9/2 at Unibet to win the 2024 election. His vice-president Kamala Harris is 13/2 with the same bookmakers. That’s not the biggest shock though because Donald Trump is now the favourite with most British bookmakers. You can get 7/2 at William Hill but several have the former (and perhaps future?) President at around the 3/1 mark.

Trump has yet to announce whether he will be attempting to regain the presidency. The election may not be until 2024 but the action begins long before then. To have a chance of a second term, Trump must convince the Republicans that he is the man to take on Biden in November 2024.

He’s currently 11/8 at Betfair to be the Republican’s candidate for the next election. He faces opposition from Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida (5/1 at Paddy Power), Nikki Haley, the former governess of South Carolina, (7/1 at Betfred) and his former vice-president Mike Pence (12/1 at BetVictor).

A battle between Trump and Pence would be fascinating after their falling out in the latter stages of the Trump presidency. There may be a million reasons why Trump shouldn’t be let anywhere near the White House, but he still has his supporters and it’s hard to see any other Republican get the votes he can muster.

Trump must be encouraged by how well the Republicans did in Virginia. Also of course, he must be delighted at how bad the Democrats fared. Biden hasn’t had the easiest time this year. America still hasn’t got on top of the pandemic and then there’s Afghanistan. His handling of the American withdrawal and subsequent return to power for the Taliban has been heavily criticized.

Will he even stand for re-election? There are many who are fearful of his health and being seen apparently asleep at this week’s COP26 conference doesn’t help. Too many times he gets names wrong or loses track of what he’s saying. That’s happening in 2021, what will he be like in 2024 when trying to convince American voters to keep him in the White House until handing over to the new President in early 2029?

The thought of Donald Trump again being the US President is a rather scary one. However, it’s very much a possibility.