The next US presidential election is three and a half years away, but who could face Trump next time round?
Using the site Oddschecker, here are the seven odds-on favourites to win the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination for president.
1. Elizabeth Warren
Most betting sites currently have Warren as the favourite to take on the Republican candidate in the 2020 US presidential election.
Warrem is a US senator from Massachusetts, and has certainly made a name for herself in recent years. As someone on the left of the party, with the New Statesman classing her as one of the America’s top 20 progressives, could she galvanise support built up by Bernie Sanders, and use that momentum to take her to the top?
Ladbrokes and Coral each give her odds of 6/1.
2. Cory Booker
This Democratic Senator from New Jersey is a possible future nominee for president. According to Politico, Booker has recently proposed a bill that could legalise marijuana across the country.
His odds with Ladbrokes stand at 8/1.
3. Bernie Sanders
Could Sanders mount another campaign to become president? The US Senator from Vermont fought a stunning campaign against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primaries. However, he will be 79 by the next election, nine years older than Trump when he became president this January.
Ladbrokes odds: 8/1. William Hill odds: 10/1.
4. Michelle Obama
Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the United States of America, is seen as someone who could become a future president.
Ladbrokes odds: 10/1. William Hill: 9/1.
5. Hillary Clinton
Could Clinton really make a comeback? It’s hard to imagine Clinton seeking the top job in US politics once again, but if the situation demanded it, and if no viable candidates stepped forward, she could well take on Donald Trump in what would surely be a thrilling a bitter round 2. Stranger things have happened.
William Hill: 12/1.
6. Kamal Harris
This former Californian Attorney General, only became a Senator this January. She has had a limited time on the national stage, yet the Sacramento Bee and the Guardian have suggested that she could be heading towards the presidency.
Ladbrokes odds: 14/1.
7. Joe Biden
This former VP did not stand in the 2016 Democratic primary, but could he stand next time round?
His odds are 16/1 with Ladbrokes, but only 10/1 with William Hill.
While these are the seven odds-on favourites to become the Democratic nominee, that is no indication that they will necessary win or even enter the race to succeed Hillary Clinton. On top of that, in the age of political outsiders such as Trump, Corbyn, Macron and Sanders, anything could happen in 2020.
That said, it is difficult to image the party nominating one of the “old guard”, such as Kaine, Biden or even Clinton.
In order to win in 2020, the party will need fresh ideas and a fresh leader.
Warren and Harris are certainly two to watch.
All odds are accurate as of 14th August. The full list of odds on Oddschecker can be found here.
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