The Democratic National Convention helped United States presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the eyes of the American public last week, and the latest polls and betting odds both reflect that positive movement.
The Democratic ticket of Clinton and her vice presidential choice Tim Kaine are now -325 favorites (bet $325 to win $100) at online sportsbook Bovada going up against their Republican counterparts, American businessman and television personality Donald Trump and his VP pick Mike Pence.
Just two weeks ago after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Clinton was a -260 favorite versus Trump (+200), who had taken a brief lead over his opponent in some polls. But Clinton has since seen a nice spike in support according to the latest CNN/ORC poll that was released on Tuesday, holding a lead of 52 percent to 43 percent over Trump for a seven-point bounce.
The poll indicated that more voters believe Clinton’s policies will move the country in the right direction now (48 percent) compared to before the DNC (43 percent) in Philadelphia.
In addition, more voters in the poll noted they will cast their ballots to back Clinton rather than just to simply go against Trump, with that number rising from 48 percent to 58 percent. Trump saw a more modest gain on the same subject, going from 47 percent of voters who support him solely based on what he stands for up to 50 percent.
It is very common for both candidates to see a bump in the polls following the national conventions, with the next big events to monitor during the U.S presidential race being the debates that kick off on Monday, September 26 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
The first debate was originally scheduled for Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, but the school decided to pull out citing safety and financial concerns.
Trump has been vocal recently in opposition of the debate schedule because it conflicts with that of the NFL. While the first debate will take place opposite Monday Night Football, the only other one that will interfere with viewers who enjoy watching the NFL will happen on Sunday, October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.