Odds For GOP Nod Improve After Trump Hints Of 2024 Presidential Run At CPAC
In President Trump’s first major speech since leaving the Oval Office in January, he hinted at a 2024 run while also laying out his potential campaign agenda during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida yesterday.
Donald Trump has been near or at the top of the betting odds for the next Republican POTUS nominee since he first ascended to the White House in 2017, but has recently faced stiff competition from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Secretary of State, Nikki Haley.
Mike Pence was originally thought to be a contender in 2024, but his stance regarding Trump has softened over the past week, and now it appears that he has fallen back in line with his former boss.
“With your help, we will take back the House. We will win the Senate. And then a Republican president will make a triumphant return to the White House… And I wonder who that will be.”
Former President Donald J. Trump Speech Excerpt From 2021 CPAC
After this weekend’s CPAC, Trump’s reelection odds have risen and he appears to once again be the clear-cut choice for the GOP in 2024.
US Presidential Election 2024 – Republican Candidate
- Donald Trump+250
- Ron DeSantis+600
- Nikki Haley+800
- Mike Pence+1000
- John Kasich+1400
- Ted Cruz+1400
Trump has jumped out to a 350 point lead over DeSantis, and since the two have been allies for years, it can be expected that he’d simply step out of the way and let Donald lead the party during the next Presidential election cycle.
During Trump’s heated speech at the CPAC he showed no signs of letting up on his insistence that he won the election and that there was widespread fraud involved. Now it seems that election fraud will be the centerpiece of his 2024 campaign message, and also places him where he likes to be in the eyes of his supporters – on the outside of the system.
He also lambasted the Supreme Court of the United States for not decertifying the election results and declaring him the victor, while individually calling out the US Senators that voted to impeach him last month.
The message was clear. You are either with Trump, or against him, and standing on the other side of the line has the potential to derail any Republican hopeful, bigly.
Several straw polls were conducted at the CPAC, and although these results do not represent hard data, they do provide a peek into the overall intentions of hard-line Republicans and where their support lies.
CPAC Straw Poll: Preferred 2024 GOP Candidate For POTUS
- Trump 55%
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis 21%
- South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem 4%
CPAC Straw Poll: Willingness to Back Trump Again In 2024?
- Yes 68%
- No 15%
- Uncertain 17%
While Trump does have the current edge, it will be interesting to see how political sportsbooks will react over the coming weeks when adjusting the odds. Although it does appear to be the Donald’s nomination to lose, 32% of everyone present at the CPAC voted against backing him in 2024.
In other news, Bovada has come up with the following prop bet for the next love interest of reality television star and fashion mogul, Kim Kardashian. Trump is featured at the bottom of the list with a +25000 money line, but if it happens, yuge payouts can be collected by betting on a love connection between Donald and Kim.
Who Will Be Kim Kardashian’s Next Boyfriend?
- Van Jones+400
- James Harden+800
- Paul George+800
- Reggie Bush+800
- Klay Thompson+1000
- Lamar Jackson+1000
- Kendrick Lamar+1200
- Damian Lillard+1400
- Jimmy Butler+1400
- Kyrie Irving+1400
- Nick Cannon+2000
- Dak Prescott+2500
- Devin Booker+2800
- Michael B Jordan+3500
- Post Malone+4000
- Ray J+6000
- Ben Affleck+10000
- Tiger Woods+20000
- Donald Trump+25000