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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Presidential sweepstake odds



(11 January 2012) Europes largest betting company Paddy Power have installed Mitt Romney as 2/5 favourite for the South Carolina primary after the former Massachusetts Governor romped home to victory in the New Hampshire primary.

Romney’s nearest rival in the betting is Newt Gingrich at 7/2 followed by Rick Santorum at 11/2 and Ron Paul at 25/1 with Rick Perry and John Huntsman propping up the market at 33/1 and 100/1 respectively.

Paddy Power now have Romney as the clear favourite for the Republican nomination at a miniscule price of 1/8 with his closest contenders Texan libertarian Ron Paul and former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich both available at 14/1.

Paddy Power a spokesperson for Paddy Power said “Having scraped to victory in Iowa, Romney will be keen to build momentum on the back of his convincing win in New Hampshire. The race is far from over but it’s fair to say that the chasing pack have an awful lot of catching up to do.”

South Carolina Primary
2/5    Mitt Romney
7/2    Newt Gingrich
11/2    Rick Santorum
25/1    Ron Paul
33/1    Rick Perry
100/1    John Huntsman

Republican Presidential Nomination
1/8    Mitt Romney
14/1    Ron Paul
14/1    Newt Gingrich
25/1    Rick Santorum
33/1    John Huntsman
66/1    Rick Perry

Next President
8/11    Barack Obama
6/4    Mitt Romney
25/1    Ron Paul
25/1    Newt Gingrich
40/1    Hilary Clinton
40/1    John Huntsman
50/1    Rick Santorum
125/1    Rick Perry

Winning Party
8/11    Democrats
Evens    Republicans
66/1    Any other


All prices remain subject to fluctuation.

Paddy Power is Ireland’s largest bookmaker and a leading provider of gaming services in the UK, Australia and Ireland. Founded in 1988 Paddy Power is a publicly quoted company and is listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (

Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twiter: @Fieldkorn


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