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US Election: Hillary Clinton shortens again after FBI clearing

| 07.11.2016

Hillary Clinton is now 2/9 favourite to become the 45th President of the United States with just a day to go before the majority of Americans head to the polls.

The Democrat nominee’s odds are a reflection of the FBI’s announcement that they’ve found no evidence of any wrongdoing from her private email investigation, and that’s bad news for Donald Trump’s chances.

The former Apprentice host – a 150/1 shot last summer – was as short as 7/4 on Friday, but he’s been on the drift ever since, and with a day to go, is now the 10/3 outsider.

The bookies also now expect Trump to lose key Swing states in Florida and North Carolina.

Republican nominee Trump had been favourite to claim the Sunshine State at 10/11, but across the weekend he’s drifted to 7/4 with Democrats now favourite for Florida at Evens.

It’s a similar story in North Carolina where the Republican’s 8/11 favouritism has now slid to Evens outsiders. The Democrats are now 8/11 to win the Tar Heel State.

Good news for Trump is that he maintains the bookies favourite tag in Arizona and Ohio, but to lose Florida would be a major blow.

The scene is still very much set for a mightily close result however, and the bookies go 11/10 on Clinton claiming a 0-5 per cent Winning Vote Share margin is indicative of that. The market was 3/1 last week.

While Trump’s hopes of victory have taken a hit over the weekend, so too have his chances in the Winning Vote Share Margin market.

The New Yorker had been 10/3 to claim a 0-5 per cent success, but those odds can now be backed at 5/1.

Similarly, a 5-10 per cent victory has also drifted from 8/1 to almost double at 14s.

And though there are now less than 48 hours to go, don’t be surprised if the odds fluctuate once again between now and Tuesday night.

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.