It isn’t a slam-dunk yet, but it looks like we’re headed for another political battle between the Clintons and the Bushes. At press time, Hilary Clinton is the –700 favorite on the Political Props menu to win the Democratic presidential nomination for 2016, and Jeb Bush is ahead of the Republican pack at 3/2.
Naturally, anything can happen between now and next July when the two parties hold their national conventions; Clinton was originally favored to beat Barack Obama in 2008. But as it stands, there’s plenty of value to be had betting on Clinton, even at these chalky odds. She doesn’t face any serious opposition on the Democratic side. Bush seems like the obvious GOP choice, as well.
Looking past the nominations, the Democrats are currently listed at –170 to win the 2016 presidential election. However, you can also bet on Clinton specifically at even money, or on a woman to become president at –115. Since Carly Fiorina (66/1), Elizabeth Warren (75/1) and Kirsten Gillibrand (150/1) are the only other women on the odds list at press time, taking Clinton at 1/1 is where the value lies. Or you could bet on Donald Trump (33/1).