no longer favorite with British bookmakers
Days before New Hampshire,
British bookmakers adjust the odds on Clinton, Barack Obama now
the favorite overseas.
the first time since announcing herself as a candidate, Hillary
Clinton is no longer clear favorite to end up in the White
House, say bookmakers William Hill who have now demoted her and
promoted Barack Obama in the betting so that they are both joint
favorites, each offered at odds of 13/8 to win the race.
"Hillary was unchallenged favorite throughout 2007 but Barack
Obama's momentum after Iowa has now brought him up alongside,
and he is the one who has been attracting a string of hefty
wagers while the biggest bet for Hillary since Iowa is a mere
£200" said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. "Punters who
have staked bets of up to £20,000 on Hillary, assuming her to be
a certainty, are beginning to feel a little apprehensive even
this early in the campaign."
Hills now make Obama clear 1/3 favorite to come
out on top in New Hampshire, with Hillary Clinton offered at 9/4
and John Edwards 16/1. Clinton and Obama are now 5/6 joint
favorites to land the Democratic nomination with Hills who offer
John Edwards and Al Gore both at 20/1. As reported earlier,
British punters are expected to bet millions on the upcoming US