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Nic Ladds 30th Oct 2010 - 8:08

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:

Mitt Romney....11/4
Mitch Daniels....5/1
Sarah Palin......5/1
John Thune......6/1
Mike Huckabee...7/1
Newt Gingrich...7/1
Tim Pawlenty.....9/1
Haley Barbour.....14/1
Bobby Jindal....20/1


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