The list of Democratic candidates announcing their challenge to Trump for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election continues to grow, with the most recent addition being former Mayor of Newark Cory Booker.

In typical Trump fashion, the President responded to the announcement by saying Booker has “no chance” of taking the Oval office next year. However, Trump should be keeping his eye on other Democratic hopefuls, specifically Senator Kamala Harris, whose odds continue to grow while Trump’s slide.

Since ending his extended shutdown of the U.S. government without securing funding for the Mexican border wall, it’s likely that Republicans now see the plans as all but scrapped. Not only does this represent a huge waste of time and money but also paints the President in a weak light, exposing the true limitations of his power.

U.S. betting portal Bovada has increased the odds of Harris winning the 2020 election to +500 while reducing Trump’s odds to +220. By comparison, second favourite Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s odds have slipped from +700 to +900 on Bovada.

Bernie Sanders has gathering some ground, improving his odds to +1200, inline with former Vice President Joe Biden and surpassing Elizabeth Warren who now stands at +2000.

In the UK, bookies also see Trump’s chances slipping, with Bet365, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power now offering best odds of 2/1 that the current president will maintain his position. William Hill and Betway give Trump slightly better 7/4 odds of staying in power.

Kamala Harris continues to receive more favourable chances with her best odds now offered by William Hill at 13/2. Bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral now offer only 5/1 odds on Harris winning, a strong indication of her growing popularity.

Published by Mark Hartley

Mark is a freelance journalist and copywriter focused on the travel and technology sector. With prior experience working in the London finance and IT industry, he has written for several publications including blockchain, gambling and fitness websites. Contact him at

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