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US Presidential Election Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Will Trump or Biden win the vote?

  • The United States go to the polls on November 3 in American
  • Donald Trump and Joe Biden are battling to be president
  • Biden is an odds-on favourite to win the vote
  • Can Trump upset the odds again and win a second term
Donald Trump and Joe Biden
Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Who will become the next POTUS? (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI,JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Brodie Nickson 31 Oct 2020
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With the 2020 US Election set for Tuesday November 3 in the United States, president Donald Trump and Joe Biden have both been campaigning heavily in the final stretch of the race to office. But who will win the vote in one of the most hotly contested elections.

Both candidates have recently focused their efforts in Florida in the last few days, as the swing state looms to hold the key to who unlocks the Oval Office. 

US Presidential Election Odds


Joe Biden is the $1.40 favourite to defeat Donald Trump for the Oval Office, currently $2.80 to be re-elected.

Winner
Odds
Joe Biden$1.62
Donald Trump$2.20


How Does The Electoral College System Work?


Americans do not directly vote for their president, but actually vote for a representative to vote on behalf of their people. 

The difference between Australian election process and the US process is that where Australia is counted by its total number of seats won in parliament, the US system works through a winner take all mantra in each of the states.

For example, in Florida during the 2016 election, Trump defeated Hilary Clinton by 2.2%, but instead of Trump getting 15 of the votes to Clinton’s 14, he secured all 29 votes. 

Florida and The Swing States


Florida is one of the most influential ‘swing states’ in the US election and after Donald Trump scraped through with 2.2% victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016, the state looks to be travelling as close and if not closer in 2020. 

Possessing the US’s third highest population, Florida carries some of the highest vote count for the election and is arguably the most essential state of each election, resulting in the common saying “if you win Florida you win the election”.

Most polls show Joe Biden has an extremely narrow lead, reported to be around 4-5%. However, Trump has been reported to be closing the gaps each day, and following a similar pattern to last election, some political experts are predicting the president may hold on by the skin of his teeth.

US Presidential Election FAQs

When is the next Presidential election in America?

Americans will go to the polls again on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Who is the current President of the United States?

Donald Trump is the current President of the United States.

Who is the Democratic Party's nominee?

Joe Biden is the Democratic Party's nominee to take on Donald Trump in November.

Who is favourite for the US Election?

Joe Biden is odds-on to become president. Donald Trump is the outsider to remain in office.

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Verdict

The 2020 US election is one of the closest in recent memory. After Donald Trump scored an unexpected victory in the last election, the 2020 vote race looms as close as ever which looks a positive for the president landing a second term in office.

Best Bet: Trump To Win Winner $2.75 at Sportsbet - 3 Units
Value Bet: 30 or more Democrats Seats Won $3.75 at bet365 Australia - 2 Units

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