Cracks are beginning to appear in the Donald Trump US Presidential Campaign, and they were firmly exposed this week as Wisconsin handed rival Ted Cruz another victory.
The Texan Junior Senator claimed over 48 per cent of the Badger State’s vote, with Trump well behind on 35.
The Wisconsin vote has had a sizeable impact on the Republican Nominee odds too, with Trump – as short as 1/3 a little over a week ago – now 10/11.
Cruz though is now at his shortest price yet to run for the White House at 9/4, marking a huge turnaround having been 33/1 as we entered March.
Over in the democrat corner Wisconsin saw Bernie Sanders come good on his promised victory, but despite 56 per cent of the vote he only reeled in 10 delegates from party favourite Hillary Clinton.
More importantly however will be the continued momentum which Sanders now holds ahead of huge votes in New York next week, plus Maryland and Pennsylvania a week after that.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Trump is losing ground fast and the result in Wisconsin leaves his candidacy on a knife edge. The Democratic race is still more clear-cut but Sanders is refusing to fall away and his odds continue to shorten.”
New York could see huge implications should Trump and Clinton be beaten, and with momentum firmly on their side, Cruz and Sanders have every reason to head to the Big Apple in confidence.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing