Round 5 of the GOP Republican debate live TV and online coverage is ready to roll this Tuesday from the home of the gamblers – Las Vegas, Nevada. So who better to break down the odds than us? The Republican live TV and online coverage for the fifth debate will be aired on CNN nationally and CNN.com online.
Here at Sports Odds Daily, we have been watching the odds for the 2016 Presidential race and just like a good horse race, some of the long shots have risen up to become a force to be reckoned with, and namely we mean Donald Trump.
Trump opened up at odds from anywhere between +5000 to +7500, depending on what sports book you looked at. Now he is at +300? Yikes! Talk about a LONG shot making some noise!
The GOP debate will begin at 6 p.m. ET with round one, followed by the big battle at approximately 8:30 p.m. with the top eight contenders squaring off.
Later this week, the Democratic debate will take place on Saturday, December 19 from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This debate will be less dramatic, and frankly less entertaining than the GOP debates have been. The Democratic Party will no doubt send Hillary Clinton to the big dance next year. Vegas odds makers have her as a huge favorite over Bernie Sanders and Marin O’Malley.
Next up on the horizon will be an important GOP debate on January 14, from Charleston, South Carolina. How important is South Carolina for the GOP? Well, over the past 36 years, the winner of South Carolina has went on to become the Republican Party’s representative for the White House with the only exception being Newt Gingrich defeating Mitt Romney back in 2012 – yet Romney won the nominee.
Below is a glance at the latest odds to win the GOP ticket, along with the Presidency in 2016.
GOP Odds 2016:
2016 GOP Nominee Odds
Marco Rubio +160
Donald Trump +300
Ted Cruz +300
Jeb Bush +1000
Ben Carson +1200
Chris Christie +2000
John Kasich +2500
Carly Fiorina +5000
Democratic Nominee Odds
Hillary Clinton -2000
Bernie Sanders +800
Martin O’Malley +10000