WITH the US presidential election just days away the polls are hotting up.
Here’s what we know about the latest US election odds.
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When is the US presidential election?
The 2020 election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
He will run against the incumbent Donald Trump in a hotly contested election which has seen the polls slide in Biden’s favour in recent weeks.
The winner of the 2020 presidential election will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021.
Who are the US presidential election candidates?
Here’s the US presidential election 2020 odds according to Oddschecker on October 23, 2020:
Donald Trump – 9/5
Bookermakers have put Republican Trump’s odds of winning the next election at 9/5.
The 74-year-old has seen his popularity slide amid the coronavirus crisis as well as two bombshell reports from the New York Times claiming he failed to pay taxes and also holds a Chinese bank account.
His lead has slipped considerably despite polling high in the early stages of the pandemic.
Recent polls also suggest Democratic candidate Joe Biden is taking a lead in key red states which will worry the Trump campaign after he cinched his 2016 win on the electoral college.
Joe Biden – 8/15
The former Democratic vice president is currently the favourite to take the White House at 8/15 after a surge in the polls.
Biden has been praised for his ability to win over floating voters in working-class areas, although he has been embarrassed by a number of high-profile gaffes on the campaign trail, including an ongoing investigation into his son’s alleged dodgy foreign dealings.
Who has pulled out of the Presidential race?
Kanye West also reportedly dropped out in July, according to a member of his campaign team.
Here’s what we know about the challengers who came and went.
Kanye West is no longer in the running.
In July, a member of his campaign team told Intelligencer: “[Kanye’s] out,” adding they were getting “all their stuff” cancelled.
West announced his presidency on July 4, although later tweeted on July 22 that he would postpone the venture until 2024.
The tweet has since been deleted.
The rapper experienced a number of what his campaign team dubbed “hiccups” throughout his short run, including missing deadlines and failing to add his name to the ballot.
There were also concern’s for the dad-of-four’s mental health.
Bernie Sanders, once seen as a potential Democratic candidate, dropped out of the race on April 8 to clear the way for Joe Biden.
The staunchly left-wing candidate and vocal advocate of free healthcare lent his support to the Biden campaign a week later.
While the Bernie campaign drew thousands of new supporters, Biden’s dramatic win in Super Tuesday and in the South Carolina primary meant the race was effectively over by mid-April.
The Democrat served as the Assistant to the President under Barack Obama.
Warren, 70, became the first female US Senator from her state in 2012 after defeating incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
She is known for her progressive political views and supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 US election.
But he exited the race after Super Tuesday on March 3, 2020.
Kamala Devi Harris is an American attorney and served as a junior US senator for California since 2017.
Biden has suggested she would make a great Vice President.
Robert Francis O’Rourke is a fourth-generation Irish American and he was given the nickname “Beto”, which is a common Spanish nickname for first names ending in “-berto”.
The 47-year-old businessman and politician from Texas quit the race for the White House in November 2019.
But analysts have speculated he could seek to run as the Democratic Vice President.
Tom Steyer launched his campaign in July 2019.
Steyer, 62, is a billionaire activist who has spent millions of his own money on advertising campaigns, but he withdrew on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
He has an estimated net worth of $230billion (£179bn) and could be selected as Vice President.
Openly gay Indiana mayor, Pete Buttigieg, is married to husband Chasten Glezman.
If he’d made it to the White House he would have been the youngest US president in history at 39 years and one day old.
He dropped out of the race on March 1, 2020, but could still be the choice for Vice President.
Amy Klobuchar joined the race for the White House in February 2019.
President Trump mocked her after she kicked off her presidential bid with a speech about global warming in a blizzard.
She dropped her bid on March 2, 2020 – a day before Super Tuesday – but as a US Senator, could be chose as Vice President.
The Republican attempted to become his party’s nomination for the 2020 election.
The former Massachusetts governor exited the race in March 2020.
The 74-year-old was the last Republican to challenge Trump after the exit of former governor of South Carolina Mark Sanford and former Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois.