US Presidential Election: The state of play with a week to go

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In seven days time, the United States of America will vote for their 45th President. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the leading candidates, but in an Election year unlike any other, what is the situation with just a week to go?

Less than 18 months ago, Trump was a 100/1 outsider, seen as little more than a novelty name in a hat full of experienced politicians.

Today the real estate mogul is Republican candidate, and at 9/4, a very plausible Election winner.

Democrats nominee Hillary Clinton is 1/3 favourite, but those odds are nothing as secure as the 1/6 available a little over a week ago.

The former Secretary of State seemed a near-certainty to replace Barack Obama in the White House.

But the news that the FBI will investigate the discovery of additional emails possibly relating to Clinton’s use of a private email address and server for Government issues has sizeably enhanced Trump’s hopes.

The revelation has also seen Trump and the Republicans resume favouritism in a number of key swing states, including Arizona and Iowa.

Latest polls show a reduced advantage for Clinton too, with many indicating a one to two percent lead for the Democrat candidate.

CNN’s Poll of Polls however, which collates the five most recent national surveys, suggested a five-point win for Clinton.

A 0-5 per cent Clinton win can be backed at 15/8, while 5-10 per cent is available at 3/1.

Trump’s most likely success is 0-5 per cent at 7/2, with 5-10 per cent 10/1.

There is no guarantee of course that the winner of the popular vote goes on to become 45th President, with 8/1 saying Tuesday’s winner then loses in the Electoral College, as happened with George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000.

It’s 16/1 that Obama is still sitting President on Feb 1 2017, with 33/1 on offer that anyone other than Clinton or Trump wins next week’s election.

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

 

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