Joe Biden is now odds-on to be the man to take on Donald Trump in the US presidential election later this year.
The 77-year-old, a former vice-president to Barack Obama, did not run in 2016 when many people hoped he would – instead deciding to back Hillary Clinton – who lost to Trump, in one of the biggest upsets in political history.
Biden was quick to throw his hat in the ring for the 2020 battle, but up until just a few weeks ago – he looked like he was miles away from being in the race.
At the start of February, Biden was as long as 28/1 – just a 4% chance – way behind Bernie Sanders and Michel Bloomberg.
However, Biden has seen a groundswell of support come his way and he is now odds-on to take the win after securing wins in 9 of the 14 states who voted on Super Tuesday in America.
It now appears to be a two-horse race between Biden, considered a more centralist option and left-winger Sanders – who was defeated in the Democratic battle by Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Sanders’s socialist based values looked to be resonating with the Democrats – but suddenly Biden looks to be the man who will take on Trump.
However, Trump looks unlikely to be losing much sleep ahead of the election in early November and is unlikely to be booking a moving van for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue anytime soon.
Bookmakers make Trump 8/13 to win which is 60% likely to win, no matter who he is up against.
OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “The 2016 US Presidential Election was one of the most fascinating the world has ever seen, but can anyone stop Donald Trump? It is hard to see at this point.”
Democratic Candidate Odds:
Joe Biden 3/10
Bernie Sanders 7/2
Michael Bloomberg 20/1
Hillary Clinton 25/1
US Presidential Odds 2020:
Donald Trump 8/13
Joe Biden 17/10
Bernie Sanders 17/2
Odds and stats accurate at time of writing
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