Donald Trump has edged ahead at Betfred to win the 2024 US election and make a sensational return to the White House.

The controversial former president is now 4/1 favourite to triumph, with incumbent Joe Biden drifting to 9/2.

When Biden swept to power last December, becoming America’s 46th president, he was 4/1 at Betfred to do it all again and win in 2024 – and Trump was as big as 7/1.

But with the harried evacuation from Afghanistan, mounted border patrol agents charging at Haitian refugees and the ongoing impact of coronavirus, Democrat Biden’s popularity rating has slumped.

Although a joint Associated Press-NORC Centre for Public Affairs Research poll carried out earlier this month still has 50% of Americans approving of Biden – and 49% disapproving.

That compares with 59% approving of President Biden in July – and 54% in August.

Betfred spokesperson Peter Spencer said: “This is the first time we’ve had Trump favourite to make a shock return. Biden is facing big challenges after pledging to unite America.

“With political punting on markets both here and abroad proving increasingly popular, interest in whether Trump can do it again and come from nowhere to become the most powerful man on the planet is on the rise.

“We have had several big bets on Trump returning in 2024 – including one customer betting £1,000 at 9/2.”

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