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Obama on the drift in as Perry & Romney close in

| 16.08.2011

Barack Obama is being deserted by punters in the US Presidential race according to Ladbrokes.

The incumbent President was all the rage to secure another term earlier in the year hitting a low of 1/2 shortly after he oversaw the execution of Osama Bin Laden but has been on the drift since then as political punters stick with Mitt Romney (9/2) and Rick Perry (9/2) in the race to the Whitehouse.

Of the two Republican candidates it’s Perry at 6/4 who is fancied to secure the nomination over Romney (7/4).

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Obama looked nailed on earlier in the year. Punters now think the Republicans will give him a run for his money with Perry leading the charge

Ladbrokes latest betting

Democrats – 8/13
Republicans – 6/5

2012 US Presidential race
Barack Obama – 4/5
Mitt Romney – 9/2
Rick Perry – 9/2
Michele Bachmann – 16/1
Tim Pawlenty – 25/1
Sarah Palin – 33/1
Jon Huntsman – 33/1
40/1 bar

Republican nominee
Rick Perry – 6/4
Mitt Romney – 7/4
Michele Bachmann – 6/1
Tim Pawlenty – 14/1
Jon Huntsman – 14/1
Sarah Palin – 14/1
25/1 bar
Iowa Republican Caucus
Michele Bachmann – evens
Rick Perry – 5/2
Mitt Romney – 9/2
Sarah Palin – 8/1
Tim Pawlenty – 10/1
16/1 bar



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.