An online gambling company has declared the incumbent president is more likely to win the upcoming election than his Democratic rival.
Betfair Exchange predicts President Donald Trump stands a greater chance of winning another four years in the Oval Office than Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
The United Kingdom-based betting exchange confirmed its users recently placed four bets worth more than 10,000 pounds ($13,362) on the Betfair website. Three of the wagers were for President Trump being returned to office after the general election on Nov. 3. The highest bet accepted was for a whopping 50,000 pounds ($66,810).
The company had previously expected Biden to win with a narrow 21-20 lead. Still, it reversed this position after observing more people were willing to wager that President Trump will remain in office until at least 2024.
“In August, Trump had the worst odds for re-election of any sitting president in history and defeat to Biden was looking increasingly likely,” Betfair flutter entertainment unit spokesman Darren Hughes said, according to Reuters.
Biden recently had a 7 percent lead over the incumbent president’s 40 percent, according to the Reuters/Ipsos national opinion poll. However, the jump in people betting on President Trump’s re-election did not sway the newswire agency to revise its numbers.
August’s audience ratings show almost eight times more viewers watched the Republican National Convention (RNC) than those who watched the Democratic National Convention (DNC) one week earlier.
C-SPAN and YouTube’s live-streaming of the RNC attracted 6.6 million views for all four nights, compared to the DNC’s much lower 842,000 views for the same period, according to TVLine.
The RNC’s fourth night was the most popular with 2.1 million viewers while the DNC attracted just 167,000 viewers on the same night, representing the highest viewership for the Democratic Party’s event.
The president’s speech attracted 748,000 views, which was 59 percent higher than Biden’s 470,000 views on C-SPAN and YouTube.
The Oval Office believes many viewership ratings failed to take into account the growing online presence, and relied too heavily on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Newsy and other mainstream media outlets.
“Wow, despite the Democrats views across television and online lie (con), we had 147.9 million, the Republican National Convention blew the Democrat National Convention away,” the president said on Twitter. “[DNC’s viewership was] not even close, just like their lies on Russia, football (play) and everything else.”
He was also critical of mainstream print media, which also jumped to conclusions before the ratings were released for the RNC.
Mainstream media is clearly becoming less popular among President Trump’s supporters, and more popular among Biden’s fans.
“The fake news [media] does not want to report these numbers,” he said on Twitter. “The Los Angeles Times and others believed the crooked Dems before the real numbers came out. Too bad we do not have honest reporting when it comes to ‘Trump.’ Phony sources, they say anything and think they get away with it.”
Reuters reported that most of the RNC speeches were delivered in a somewhat “empty auditorium in Washington,” not to mention the continuing CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, which has forced many events to cancel or downsize their attendance.