Odds For Hillary Clinton To Win Virginia General Election -1000
Odds For Donald Trump To Win Virginia General Election +550
Odds For Evan McMullen To Win Virginia General Election +5000
Odds For Gary Johnson To Win Virginia General Election +5000
Odds For Jill Stein To Win Virginia General Election +5000
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Virginia is pretty strait down the middle when it comes to red or blue state. Gallup considers the state to be ‘competitive’, which means that the parties are within 5 points of each other regarding party affiliation. As far as how the state leans, they have voted republican in five of the last seven presidential elections, have 2 (D) senators, a republican controlled state Legislature, and 7 out of the 10 House representative are republicans. Of the last three governors, two of them have been democrats. Both parties are well represented in the state. Virginia’s presidential primaries for both parties will be on March 1st, Super Tuesday, and are open. This means that voters may cross party lines to vote for a candidate regardless of party affiliation. Virginia’s early placement in the primary season ensures that they have some influence over the odds to win the 2016 Presidential Election.
There are 49 republican delegates available in Virginia. They are awarded proportionally. Through the month of February, polling showed Trump with a 2.8 point lead over second place Rubio, who leads Ted Cruz by approximately 15 points. This is pretty par for the course as Cruz is a very conservative candidate and Virginia is a more moderate state. Trump and Rubio would cater more to the preferences of this type of voter base.
Thanks to proportional allocation of delegates, nobody walked away empty handed in Virginia. Trump took the win with 34.7% of the vote, with Rubio a close second at 31.9%. They each earned 17 and 16 delegates respectively. Cruz came in third place with 16.9% of the vote and 8 delegates earned. Stay up to date on the GOP race with our page covering the 2016 Republican Nomination Betting Odds.
Polling through February showed Hillary Clinton approximately 20.1 points ahead of Sanders in Virginia. Due to Virginia’s ‘down the middle of the road’ disposition, we are not surprised that most voters see Sanders as too far left for their taste. There are 109 democrat delegates up for grabs in Virginia. They will be awarded proportionally to candidates that meet the 15% minimum threshold.
As the polling suggested, Clinton took the win in Virginia with 64.3% of the vote and 62 delegates earned. Sanders won 35.2% of the vote and was awarded 33 delegates, hence nobody leaves empty handed on the democrat side. With Bernie Sanders doing better than expected, you will want to follow the 2016 Democrat Nomination Betting Odds to see how the lines shape up throughout primary season.
Betting on the GOP side of the Virginia primary may actually bring some risk and excitement to the game. Trump and Rubio are polling rather close – and the few sites that have released odds for this Super Tuesday race have Trump and Rubio rather close, with Trump slightly edging ahead. As far as the democrat race goes, Clinton is the obvious frontrunner, and the odds reflect this. Betting for her to take the win is a pretty sure bet for this state.