While leaders from both political parties and the vast majority of the Mainstream Media have continually played down “The Donald’s” chances in this Presidential election, Candidate Trump has continued to come up smiling when the odds were against him.
Many say this contest is similar to June’s Brexit referendum, when the people of Great Britain decisively voted to leave the European Union behind. Like Trump’s chances today, the media and those who listened to it then saw British freedom from European bureacrats as a lost cause.
But the betting markets that were on the money and correctly predicted the U.K.’s exit from European rule are saying good things now about Trump’s chances too.
According to Conservative Tribune:
At his campaign rallies, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has often invoked the famous Brexit vote as reason not to believe all the polls that have come out showing him behind Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton in the final stretch of the general election.
Trump, who has often referred to himself as “Mr. Brexit,” has claimed that nobody thought that the “leave” vote would win in Britain, but all the pundits were proven wrong, just as he has said they will be proven wrong about him.
While not all the polls may indicate a Trump victory, the betting market appears to. The same market that indicated a Brexit victory (while the polls disagreed) indicated that a majority of people were betting on Trump winning, The U.K. Independent reported.
Brexit betting markets predict Trump win.
— Deplorable Bassett (@delmartian4) October 22, 2016
While 71 percent of the money being bet favored Clinton, 65 percent of the people who have placed bets have indicated that they think Trump will pull off a victory on Nov. 8.
“It’s very, very similar to the Brexit vote. There is a metropolitan media bias that says Trump can’t win, but they can’t vote. In betting terms, this is not a done deal. I see parallels with the Brexit vote at this stage,” said Graham Sharpe, a betting expert.
These bets don’t guarantee a Trump victory, but they do indicate that the election is a lot closer than many in the mainstream media would like people to believe.
So it would appear that there are quite a few people ready to put their money where their mouth is, kind of like The Donald himself does.
What do you think of his odds?