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Wisconsin results are bad news for Trump and Clinton

| 07.04.2016

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.

Having been 3/1 to become US President less than a month ago, this week’s results have seen Trump’s odds slide to 6/1, with Cruz tumbling in from 33s to 12s.

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.

Having drifted out to 10/1 in recent weeks, the Vermont man is now 9/2 to win his party’s nomination following six straight wins, with Clinton drifting slightly from 1/20 to 1/7.

The former Secretary of State remains favourite to replace Barack Obama in the White House at 1/2, with Sanders mirroring Cruz as his odds fall from 33s into 8s.

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



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.