Obama 20/1 to quit before presidential election
With President Obama's popularity apparently dwindling, bookmakers William Hill are offering odds of 201/1 that he will stand down before the next Presidential Election.
'If Mr Obama's standing takes a battering in the mid-term elections and things don't improve rapidly he could decide to cut his losses and walk away - although we don't see that happening and still make him favourite to win again' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
With the US mid-term elections threatening to embarrass Mr 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, with 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.
Hills offer 1/10 that Mr Obama WILL stand again, 11/2 that he will not.
House of Representatives: 1/12 Republicans; 6/1 Democrats
Senate: 4/6 Democrats; 6/4 No Overall Control; 7/1 Republicans
To win next presidential election: Evens Obama; 7/1 Romney; 12/1 Daniels; 14/1Palin; 14/1 Thune; 18/1 Gingritch; Huckabee; 20 Clinton; 500 Gaga.
Republican Candidate odds: