..

Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann 2012 US Republican Presidential Nomination Odds Low

Written by:
Aaron Goldstein
Published on:
Apr/09/2011
Donald Trump Presidential Odds

Despite all the hoopla surrounding Donald Trump and Michele Bachmann potential run for the 2012 US Presidential race, their odds of getting the Republican nomination remain rather low according to the prediction market intrade.com.   

The good news for Bachmann is that her chances have gone up from just over 2 percent to just shy of 8 percent.  She currently ranks with the 4th best chance of winning the nomination after Mitt Romney at 27 percent, Tim Pawlenty at 16 percent and Mitch Daniels at 8.5 percent. 

Donald Trump had the 5th best chance at 5.6 percent, just nudging out Haley Barbour and Mike Huckabee. 

Sarah Palin came in with a 4.8 percent chance while Newt Gincrich was coming in with a 3.9 percent chance. 

Trump’s odds were likely to increase as he continues to gain more exposure on the talk show circuit discussing, of all things, President Obama’s birth certificate, or lack thereof (if you are inclined to believe all those birthers out there, Trump included).

Few of the US-facing online gambling sites even list Trump as of yet, mainly because they are not actively promoting the 2012 US Presidential betting at this time.

Irish bookmaker, Paddy Power, lists The Donald with 25/1 odds of receiving the Republican Presidential nomination.  Those odds are not entirely bad but Paddy is also unusually lax in updating these odds.  They do not even feature a price on Bachmann. 

- Aaron Goldstein, Gambling911.com

As always, you can Follow us on Twitter for all the latest breaking gambling news.

Politics News

Odds for Total Delegates Won by Each Candidate on Tuesday

Odds for Total Delegates Won by Each Candidate on Tuesday

Joe Biden still a big favorite to win South Carolina primary while Bernie Sanders is not expected to hit the 600 delegates needed when Super Tuesday results come in

Bloomberg's Odds Worsen Following Debate

Bloomberg's Odds Worsen Following Debate

The scene in Las Vegas produced one of the wildest Democratic debates to date, and it prompted the oddsmakers in Sin City to adjust their nominee projections.

Odds Favor Trump in Electoral Vote But Not Popular

Odds Favor Trump in Electoral Vote But Not Popular

The odds suggest a repeat of the 2016 Election, but just slightly. 

State-by-State Breakdown of Democratic Frontrunners Post New Hampshire

State-by-State Breakdown of Democratic Frontrunners Odds Post New Hampshire

The old adage says to bet with your head, not your heart. And some Americans are doing just that, according to data collected by one online bookmaker.

Trump's Reelection Odds Improve While Bloomberg Jumps Biden

Trump's Reelection Odds Improve While Bloomberg Jumps Biden

Following the State of the Union address and the uneven Iowa caucus results, President Trump's chances to be reelected have increased, at least according to the oddsmakers. 

Syndicate