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  • Odds at Bovada favor Biden to win
  • Biden and Trump are both at -110 at BetOnline
  • Biden's polling numbers in battleground states remain strong

Eight weeks from today, the United States hopes to wake up and learn the final results of the previous day’s presidential election. Regardless of which side of the aisle one supports or has wagered on, all signs point to the presidential winner needing a landslide victory to drown out the wave of conspiracy theories born out of any sort of delayed tally. In fact, The New York Times ran an opinion column this week where digital security experts outlined their nightmare voting day scenarios that could lead to more questions than answers come Wednesday, November 5. As those seeds of doubt continued to be sowed by both Democrats (postal service delays) and Republicans (mail-in voting), President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden remained neck-and-neck in the latest 2020 election odds update. After his recent surge, President Trump’s odds to win the 2020 election dipped at Bovada to -105, while Biden sits at -115. Over at online sportsbooks, BetOnline, the two are deadlocked at -110 futures odds to win.

All of this could be thrown out the window by the end of Wednesday after a BREAKING NEWS report indicated that in taped interviews with veteran journalist Bob Woodward, President Trump knew how deadly the coronavirus was, but played it down – at every turn – in an attempt to avoid panic.

2020 U.S. Election Betting Odds Online Sportsbook (9/9/20) Online Sportsbook (9/9/20)
Candidate Bovada BetOnline
Donald Trump -115 -110
Joe Biden -105 -110

2020 Election: Main Headlines

Trump’s Military Comments

Referencing the loyalty of his voting base, then-candidate Trump once said this:

Though it was a tongue-in-cheek ad-lib, the media blowback was somewhat subdued compared to the PR nightmare of last week following a story published by The Atlantic. In the report, it was alleged that the president of the United States referred to American soldiers who died in wars as “losers” and “suckers”, while also requesting that wounded veterans be left out of military parades. The story was so well-sourced and apparently accurate that even FOX News confirmed the details.

While this topic will no doubt surface again during upcoming presidential debates, Teflon Don has appeared to dodge another war, with the media. Though follow-up reporting suggests the president was rattled by the leaked info.

President Trump has since deemed The Atlantic story as *checks notes*, ah yes, fake.

Stock Market

While The Atlantic story was breaking, Trump’s beloved stock market was selling off. After a huge run up the past two months, the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ experienced a significant dip September 3, 4 and 8 after the long Labor Day weekend. The Dow dipped 5 percent during that three-day stretch, S&P was down 7 percent and tech-heavy NASDAQ lost more than 10 percent.

We should have seen the other shoe dropping the day before when the president tweeted out this humble assessment:

Coronavirus Vaccine

Astrazeneca paused its Phase 3 study of a coronavirus vaccine after one of the patients became ill. Medical community experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, said its common for vaccine trials to be placed on pause for various reasons. Astrazeneca made headlines just last week when it announced it would begin the Phase 3 trials. The results to-date, on a much smaller sample size, have been promising, but still no guarantee a cure for COVID-19 will arrive before 2021.

2020 Election: Poll Positions

We have some interesting numbers out of conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports this week. The most compelling is that nearly one-in-five likely voters who strongly approve of the job President Trump is doing say they are less likely to let others know how they intend to vote. This is an important study to note because it could skew a wide-range of polls now through election day. Trump’s daily approval rating dipped from zero to -8 over the past three days, while Biden’s national polling lead dipped to just 2 points in Rasmussen’s latest study.

Joe Biden leads by four points in key battleground state Ohio. The latest NBC/Marist poll has Biden leading in Pennsylvania by nine points, a state Trump narrowly won back in 2016.

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Ryan Fowler

Ryan has covered sports on every media platform over the past 17+ years. The first seven years of his professional career were spent as a sports anchor and reporter at various local television stations, while he picked up side gigs as a freelance sports columnist and recurring radio guest before he decided to jump to the web. As content manager of sports simulation website WhatIfSports.com and senior editor of FOXSports.com's fantasy baseball and football coverage for the better part of this decade, Ryan embraces advanced metrics, trends, and outside-the-box angles to find his edge. You can follow him on Twitter @FreelanceFowler.

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