Barack election odds drift as mid-term mayhem looms
With the US mid-term elections threatening to embarrass Barack Obama, William Hill have lengthened his odds of winning the next Presidential Election from 4/5 to Even money.
'If the mid-term elections go the way that is being widely predicted, Mr Obama's odds are likely to drift significantly' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Meanwhile Hills make the Republicans 1/12 favourites to capture the House of Representatives, wiN the Democrats at 6/1; while the Democrats are narrow favourites at 4/6 to retain control of the Senate, with the Republicans 7/1 to take control - and it is a 6/4 chance that neither Party will win overall control.
House of Representatives 1/12 Republicans; 6/1 Democrats
The Senate 4/6 Democrats; 6/4 No Overall Control; 7/1 Republicans
To win the next presidential election Evens Obama; 7/1 Romney; 12/1 Daniels; 14/1Palin; 14/1 Thune; 18/1 Gingritch; Huckabee; 20 Clinton; 500 Gaga.