Kamala Harris sees dramatic surge in betting odds after first debate

By Anupam Maity | Category : Uncategorized20 Nov, 2019

Kamala Harris attracted widespread praise for her performance during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debates, and oddsmakers have taken notice.
On Bovada, Harris has become tied to the third-best odds to win the presidency at 2020 at +750, only behind Donald Trump (EVEN) and Joe Biden (+450).
The California Senator was listed at +1200 Final month and sat Trump, Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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Other gambling platforms have been more generous.
On Bet Online, Harris has given the best odds (+250) of winning the Democratic nomination, and is followed closely by Joe Biden (+325) and Elizabeth Warren (+450).
Predict It also lists Kamala Harris as the favorite to win the nomination, although the site models odds in the forms of”share prices” of a candidate’s stock. Her”price” is now 22 cents, which ranks ahead of Joe Biden (21 cents) and Elizabeth Warren (20 cents).
Also rising after the first debate were Elizabeth Warren (+2000 on Bovada last month and +750 currently ) and Pete Buttigieg (+1100 on Bovada last month and +850 today ).
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Joe Biden’s odds have dipped marginally on Bovada, as he was recorded at +450 entering the debates and currently sits in +425. Oddsmakers are likely awaiting polling to see if the former vice president’s performance will have any impact on his service, because Biden has maintained a healthy lead in the polls despite a number of effort controversies to this stage.
Bernie Sanders appeared to tumble the maximum after the first debate, as he had been leapfrogged by Harris, Warren and Buttigieg on Bovada following the first debate.
Click through the slideshow to see updated gambling chances after the first Democratic debate.
Eric Ting is a SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting
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