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The Candidates’ Market Report
It seems that President Trump’s approval ratings remain unshakeable. In the same week that saw talks with China of trade fall apart, the president’s approval ratings didn’t even shift a single point. Could there be something more at play?
A recent poll on voters’ opinion on illegal immigration may shed some light on why, despite two years of setbacks and accusations, the Teflon Don is still riding higher than Barack Obama was during the same period of his presidency. Over 60% of Americans believe that if someone is in the country illegally – whether through border jumping or even overstaying their visa – they should be found by the government and sent home. In fact, only 21% disagreed with this position.
Despite the news media telling us that this country welcomes illegal immigrants, it now looks like a distinct minority position.
This Week’s Major Players
- Donald Trump – 50% ( no change )
- Congress – 22% ( no change )
What the Gamblers Say
As with most things, if you follow the money, you can’t go too far wrong. This is a selection of the odds for key races and events.
Democratic Party Nominee:
- Joe Biden – 5/2
- Bernie Sanders – 7/2
- Kamala Harris – 4/1
- Pete Buttigieg – 13/2
- Beto O’Rourke – 12/1
- Andrew Yang – 12/1
Despite poor polling pretty much everywhere, Bernie Sanders has managed to claw back a quarter of a point against former VP Joe Biden. There’s still a long way to go before contenders get down to tearing each other apart, but to survive the primary intact, Biden needs to be increasing his lead by more than 1 point.
Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped to 35/1 and is now officially a rank outsider with next to no chance of making it into the top debates. Speaking recently, she said this was due to her gender … which apparently does not apply to Kamala Harris who is only a point and a half from the top spot.
- Donald Trump – 6/5
- Joe Biden – 5/1
- Bernie Sanders – 6/1
- Kamala Harris – 7/1
- Pete Buttigieg – 11/1
- Beto O’Rourke – 14/1
- Elizabeth Warren – 20/1
- Andrew Yang – 20/1
- Cory Booker – 33/1
- Amy Klobuchar – 55/1
- Bill de Blasio – 100/1
A Monmouth poll for Arizona matching Dem candidates against Trump has some sweeping wins for the president. Trump beats Sanders, Harris, and Buttigieg by a clear 9 points each, with only Biden taking the lead off Trump by 5%. Once again, all fingers point to Biden to topple Trump; whether he can replicate his lead across the other states remains to be seen. However, it’s worth remembering that Trump won Arizona by 90K votes ahead of Clinton 1.16 million … a few percent could see it swing.
The odds have stretched on President Trump resigning from 6/1 to 9/1. Looks like he’s not going anywhere soon.
- Impeachment – 1/8
- Resignation – 9/1
- Trump to publish the precise dimensions of his hands to his Twitter account – 50/1
- The Queen to ban Trump from the UK – 100/1
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