The electorate have been to the polls in the midterms and they have sent a very mixed message. How do these numbers stack up when looking at the 2024 Presidential Race? We take a look at the numbers…
Going into Tuesday, the talk was of a Red Wave and how big it would be. Betfred had 54 seats for the Republicans in the Senate as their favourite at 7/2. As the mist clears and the results are announced, all that talk has been for nought as the Democrats held up solidly and faced with a backdrop of troubling inflation, for the incumbents to not collapse is more than noteworthy.
One person for whom it clearly wasn’t a strong night was Donald J. Trump. A plethora of his endorsed candidates in key battlegrounds states struggled. Dr. Mehmet Oz was the poster child for this and despite running it close, John Fetterman got a vital Senate pickup for the Democrats.
The next was former football star Herschel Walker and like his PA counterpart, he got close but looks set to go into a run-off with Raphael Warnick with the Democrat up by around percentage point with the Libertarian Party candidate having around 80,000 votes to split.
Other election deniers have struggled up and down tickets across the country. Those results have seen Florida Governor Ron DeSantis move ahead of Trump in Betfred’s Next President Market with the 44 year-old now a 5/2 choice to win the job in November of 2024 but he’ll have to get past the Former President first who is the second-choice at 7/2.
Having both Republicans shorter than Biden is a bit of a surprise considering how well the Democrats did against expectations. In key battleground states they eked out victories with both Arizona and Georgia still too close to call but the indications were that in both Senate races – they were ahead. Nevada looks more problematic but that was always the state which caused most concern amongst strategists.
The current President is 9/2 to win a second-term and if he indeed runs, that is a very good price considering overnight results. Biden has beaten Trump once before and should they face a rematch, his chances are high of victory considering the baggage 45 has. That doesn’t even consider the potential of criminal proceedings against him but many a swing voter will not want any part of him.
Ron DeSantis would be a much more formidable opponent and the Republican Primary could be extremely bruising. This market should ebb and flow over the coming months.
Welcome Offer – Bet £10 Get £30 in FREE Bets
New 18+ UK customers.
1st bet on sports of £10+ in one transaction at evens (2.0)+ settled within 7 days of registering.
£30 paid in free bets within 10 hours of bet settlement, 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply.
Full Terms & Conditions apply.