Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for President in 2024?
That’s what gamblers are saying, as election betting fever is in full effect at sportsbooks and online betting sites across the country.
“Naturally, odds for the next election cycle almost always favor the opponent, in this case Joe Biden, or the current Vice President,” shared Dave Mason of BetOnline.ag.
“But while the 2024 Presidential Election odds list Kamala Harris as the most probable option, AOC is getting the most love from early bettors.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the U.S. Representative from New York’s 14th congressional district might not see her name on any ballot this November, but sports bettors have appointed her as the early Presidential front runner in 2024.
Betting odds don’t always paint the most accurate portrait of the true chances, especially given that LeBron James is listed at 150/1 to win the Oval Office. Yet it does speak volumes about the overall confidence that Biden would be able to compete in 4 years should he win this week’s election.
“We listed Kamala as the favorite simply because its difficult to fathom an 82-year-old on the campaign trail.”
If elected, Biden will become the oldest U.S. President in history, and while it is true that his Vice President would be the natural replacement as the face of the party.
With Article II of the Constitution setting an age requirement of 35 years to serve as the nation’s Commander in Chief, AOC didn’t meet the bar for this cycle but would just turn 35 a few weeks prior to the 2024 Presidential Election. Do note that the rule only requires that a candidate be of age by the time of their inauguration, not the election itself.
“We didn’t write off a Biden rerun, as we put him third on the list at 7-1 behind Harris and Nikki Haley,” added Mason. “But were not seeing much action on ‘The Big Guy’ at the moment. We actually have more bettors backing Joe Rogan than we do Biden in 2024.”
AOC might be seeing the most action, but the name Trump remains popular amongst bettors. Donald Trump Jr. is getting the second most attention, with Ivanka Trump falling in the fourth slot. Oprah Winfrey sits awkwardly between the two in third.
Most popular bets for 2024 President:
1. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
2. Donald Trump Jr.
3. Oprah Winfrey
4. Ivanka Trump
5. Joe Rogan
Girls… Who Runs The World?
Of the five most popular betting options, three females make the list. Oddsmakers have also places two females atop the odds boards for a 2024 victory.
“Much like 2016, we’re seeing another female generate a lot