Votes were still being counted Tuesday night when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ landslide election win sent shock waves through election speculators, catapulting the governor past former President Donald Trump to the top of the betting odds.
“Incredible shift in the odds for President in 2024! @RonDeSantisFL overtook Trump for the first time,” said Maxim Lott, co-founder of the website electionbettingodds.com.
Lott’s website averages live odds pulled from numerous election betting markets. The website now gives DeSantis a 26.8 percent chance of winning the presidency in 2024, representing a 11.8 percent shift of the odds in his favor on the last day. Trump slid out of first place, falling to 18.4 percent odds of retaking the White House.