Polls Like Trump, But Not Bookmakers

Jeb Bush is the easy favorite there
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2015 5:52 PM CDT
Polls Like Trump, But Not Bookmakers
Donald Trump speaks as Jeb Bush listens during the first Republican presidential debate earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Yet another new poll shows Donald Trump way ahead of the Republican pack—in this case, a CNN survey gives him the support of 24% of GOP voters, with the nearest rival, Jeb Bush, at 13%. But the Hill takes note of a different kind of measure, one that involves people who don't like to mess around with uncertainties: bookmakers. The Irish betting site Paddy Power has Bush as the clear GOP favorite with odds of 6-4. Then comes Scott Walker at 4-1, followed by Trump at 9-2. For the record, if you dropped $100 on Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, the payoff would be a measly $20. And in the general election, she has the best odds of winning: She's even, while Bush is at 10-3. See all the odds here. (Read more Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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