Politics - US By Graham Sharpe

Joe Biden his time?

WITH JOE BIDEN expected to announce whether he will run for President within the next 48 hours, William Hill make him a 4/1 chance to win the Democrat nomination - and 13/2 to succeed Barak Obama in the White House.

'We expct Mr Biden's odds to shorten significantly should he confirm he is running' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'We believe there are plenty of political punters prepared to back him to beat Hillary Clinton should he take the plunge, but who have been reluctant to show their hand while there is still a doubt about him standing.'

WILLIAM HILL....PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ODDS:

DEMOCRAT NOMINATION.....2/7 Clinton; 4/1 Biden; 5/1 Sanders; 50/1 upwards others.

REPUBLICAN NOMINATION....9/4 Bush; 9/4 Rubio; 3/1 Trump; 11/1 Fiorina; 12/1 Carson; 16/1 Cruz; 18/1 Kasich. Others on request.

TO SUCCEED OBAMA AS ELECTED PRESIDENT: 6/5 Clinton; 6/1 Trump; 13/2 Biden; Bush; 7/1 Rubio;8/1 Sanders; 28/1 Fiorina; 33/1 Bloomberg; Carson; 40/1 Kasich; 50/1 Cruz. Others on request.

WINNING PARTY....4/6 DEM; 6/5 REP; 33/1 INDEPENDENT