Friday 14 October 2016 11:15 am

Hillary Clinton set for landslide victory in US Presidential Election, spread betters say

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Hillary Clinton is set for a landslide victory in the upcoming US Presidential Election, according to political spread betting firm Sporting Index.

The former First Lady and secretary of state is running against controversial Republican nominee Donald Trump, however, Sporting Index predicts Clinton will be elected President on 8 November with 327 electoral college votes.

Sporting Index predicts Trump will carry 23 states and collect 211 electoral college votes in one of the most lopsided defeats for a Republican party candidate in history.

“Hillary Clinton has benefitted from a disastrous two weeks for the Trump campaign and looks set for a landslide victory, but The Donald has defied polls and pundits many times before and could do so again," said Ed Fulton, spokesperson for Sporting Index.

“It doesn’t look great for the Republicans at the moment, but Trump was even further behind in June and managed to bring the race back to a virtual tie in just weeks. A month is a long time in politics, so Clinton supporters would be wise to leave the celebratory red, white and blue balloons unfilled for now.”

Sporting Index's predictions follow news that bookmakers have slashed the odds of a Clinton victory, as Trump faced a backlash over a 2005 video recording his comments about women.