Where to Bet on 2012 US Presidential Elections

Published September 14, 2012 by OCR Editor

Where to Bet on 2012 US Presidential Elections

US Presidential Election online betting gives people a choice between Obama and Romney.

The US Presidential Elections will be held on Tuesday November 6, 2012 pitting Democrat incumbent Barack Obama against Republic challenger Mitt Romney in a bonanza for online betting customers.

The Match-Up

President Barack Obama is running for a second and final term during this election, which effectively serves as a referendum on his performance to date. History is neither for or against Obama, with three of the past five presidents successfully running for a second term, but the other two failing in their bid.

Romney, the former Massachusetts Governor, is a strong candidate, having defeated a number of opponents in the Republican primaries this year. Two other candidates run a slim mathematical chance of winning points in the electoral college: Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

Current Polls

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll showed President Obama attracting support from exactly 50 percent of voters nationwide on Monday, while Romney was slightly behind at 45% of the vote. 2% prefer another candidate while 3% are undecided on who they will choose in the US elections.

Obama and Romney have been neck and neck since Romney emerged as the obvious GOP candidate, even though this is the president's biggest lead over his challenger since March 17. Obama has enjoyed a greater convention bounce than Romney, but as memory of the party conventions fade and the elections draw closer this may not last.

Who is better for online gambling?

While neither presidential candidate has made any major announcements on online gambling, the general consensus is that a greater proportion of Democratic policymakers and legislators are in favor of the federal government legalizing online betting, poker, gambling and similar pursuits.

As our Perspectives Weekly's J Todd pointed out recently, the Republicans are the only ones talking about online gambling at this election, making the destruction of gaming and other personal freedoms part of its agenda even at a time when the economy is falling apart and unemployment is rising.

Betting Odds

William Hill, bet365, 888 and the other top online sportsbooks all offer betting options on the Presidential Elections 2012, with options for wagers on next president, winning party, and in some cases there are even odds on which individual will win the 2016 US Presidential Elections.

At William Hill Sportsbook, Barack Obama is 4/11 to return as US President in the next four years, ahead of Mitt Romney, 2/1. Romney, however, is favorite for the 2016 election, ahead of current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of other big names such as Paul Ryan, Condoleeza Rice, Michael Bloomberg, Sarah Palin, and even Michelle Obama.

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