The most unconventional and unlikely presidential candidate in US history just hit his highest rating yet in the race for the White House. In finally securing the Republican nomination, Donald Trump killed the hopes of numerous detractors and ended one of the most exciting and dramatic races in the history of political betting.
In response, Betfair punters backed the reality TV star into his shortest odds yet to win in November. Though still the outsider, Trump has been backed down to 3.0, equivalent to a 33% chance, before falling back slightly to 3.35 (30%). Hillary Clinton, favourite for this market ever since it opened in 2012, remains strong at 1.45 or 69%.
In keeping with the rest of his short political career, even Trump’s coronation as GOP candidate was far from straightforward, right to the last.