It's never too early to start thinking about 2020 — and profiting from it.
We're still 20 blissful months away from the next presidential election, yet bets are already being placed on who will clinch party nominations and the White House. And while polls may have former Vice President Joe Biden leading the pack of Democrats challenging President Trump, betters have different ideas, odds compiled at ElectionBettingOdds.com show.
Not too unexpectedly, President Trump is leading the pack with a 32.5 percent chance of winning the presidency on Monday. The next candidate in line is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), with 12.7 percent odds, followed by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with 12.3 percent and then Biden with 12.1 percent. Harris only had seven percent of Democrats backing her up in Sunday's Des Moines Register, CNN, and Mediacom poll, yet she's leading the betting field to win the Democratic primary with 20.4 percent odds.
One of the biggest shockers is how confident betters are in Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver points out. Sure, the entrepreneur may only have a 2.1 percent chance of winning the entire presidency, per these odds, but he's tied with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and not far behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) 2.2 percent.
Meanwhile on the Republican side, Trump dominates chances of winning the presidential primary with 72.7 percent. Yet if some lucky betters have their way, the odds of some "other" candidate winning are stacked at a solid 13.3 percent. Check out more odds at ElectionBettingOdds.com.