Politics - US By Graham Sharpe

Punters Turning Away From Trump

BOOKMAKERS William Hill have taken a flurry of bets for Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the race to the White House, the largest of which were £9600 and £5000, causing them to shorten her odds from 3/10 (77% chance)  to 2/7 (78% chance) favourite, with Donald Trump pushed out to his longest odds since June 18, of 11/4 (26%) from 5/2 (28%).

'With hefty support coming in for Clinton, and Trump taking a PR pasting for recent remarks, his odds have drifted to their longest level for some three weeks' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe. 'However, Trump remains significantly the worst result for us, and we'll face a six figure loss should he triumph.'

Hills say 62% of all of the bets taken for the two candidates are for Trump, with 38% of the stakes for him, but the exact opposite is the case for Clinton, with 68% of stakes for her from just 38% of all bets. Some 70% of all the money staked on the outcome with Hills has been placed online.

WILLIAM HILL: TO WIN US PRESIDENTIAL RACE:2/7 Clinton; 11/4 Trump; 50/1 Ryan; 100/1 Biden; Johnson.