Punters switching back to Tories
David Cameron is being heavily backed to bounce back and win the second leaders' TV debate. William Hill have cut his odds for the fourth time and, having started out at 9/4, he has now come down to 2/1, then 15/8, then 6/4 and now 11/8. Nick Clegg remains favourite at 4/6 with Gordon Brown the complete outsider at 8/1.
'Mr Cameron is certainly the punters' choice for the second debate, Nick Clegg has attracted some support, but Gordon Brown has been totally friendless in the market - not one bet of over £10 has been placed on him' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
A William Hill punter has staked £10 that David Cameron will faint during the second leaders' debate. 'This is the oddest bet request we've yet received during the election campaign' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.