Oddsmakers’ list for Haley UN replacement – Powell early favourite
DINA POWELL is the early frontrunner to replace Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN.
The site’s political betting analysts have produced aggregate odds based on the initial lines offered by British and offshore oddsmakers in the wake of Haley’s resignation and it’s Powell who has emerged as the overwhelming favourite at 3/1 (equating to a 25% chance).
A look into the details and numbers
The former Deputy National Security Advisor is responsible for 64% of wagers placed in the few hours the market has been open, ahead of current Germany Ambassador Richard Grenell, who at 4/1 is given a 20% shot at the job.
Ivanka Trump comes next at 5/1, although at the time of writing she is yet to attract a single bet, although the bookies believe she is doubly more likely to get the job than her husband, who is installed at 10/1.
Kanye West is the most attention grabbing of the outsiders at 50/1 (2% chance), ahead of his scheduled dinner with The President later this week.
How is this affecting the bookmakers?
Bookmakers are forecast to take over $100,000 worth of bets on the race, which would be a record for a political prop bet of this nature.
Bookmakers have quickly crunched the numbers on the runners and riders for the US Ambassador vacancy and at the moment it looks like a 5 horse race, with 2 members of the Trump family firmly in contention. However, Jarvanka find themselves a behind a pair of diplomatic thoroughbreds in the shape of Powell and Grenell.
Interest in political betting is at fever pitch levels at the moment. The oddsmakers are struggling to keep up with demand as speculators worldwide clamour to place wagers on every Whitehouse twist and turn.
Next US Ambassador to the UN:
- Dina Powell 3/1
- Richard Grenell 4/1
- Ivanka Trump 5/1
- Lindsey Graham 5/1
- Jared Kushner 10/1
- Steve Bannon 25/1
- Kanye West 50/1
- Ted Cruz 50/1
- Hillary Clinton 100/1
*featured image: @scanpix -US President Donald Trump shakes hands withNikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the United Nationsin the Oval office of the White House on October 9, 2018 inWashington, DC. – Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the USambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure fromPresident Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haleyin the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantasticjob” and would leave at the end of the year. (Photo by OlivierDouliery / AFP)