The markets may be in stasis and Donald Trump may be muttering about the sheer expense of the whole affair – but one bookie has just quietly given Hillary Clinton the shortest odds of winning today's US Presidential election since the debates.
Today Betway gave Clinton odds of 1/5, down from 2/7, the shortest price it has offered since the final public debate, on 19 October. Trump, on the other hand, has been given odds of 100/30.
Meanwhile, Betfair gave Clinton odds of 1/4, putting Donald Trump at 4/1 – with Clinton accounting for 80 per cent of bets yesterday.
“With nearly £118m now traded it’s hard to see how it won’t surpass the £127m betting market record set by Brexit in June," said Barr Orr, a spokesperson for Betfair.
"It’s unlikely the market will trade anywhere near as much as Brexit did once polls were closed, which occasionally hit £10k per second, but if it does we would easily be looking at more than £150m total traded on the market.”
(Here's Trump complaining about the price of running for President…)
Trump on Fox this morning: "If I don't win, I will consider it a tremendous waste of time, energy, and money." pic.twitter.com/a1LsQRvT0W— Kendall Taggart ?️♀️ (@KendallTTaggart) November 8, 2016