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President Obama Already Bookies Odds-on Favourite for 2012

2008-11-05 18:22

DUBLIN, Nov. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ --

As the final curtain is drawn on an extraordinary and historic US Presidential election, Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy Power, can finally uncross it's legs after paying out in excess of EUR1,000,000 ($1,360,000) a full three weeks ago to punters who backed Barack Obama to become next US President.

Without pausing for breath, the market-leading election betting specialist has already focused it's sights on the outcome of the 2012 election. Newly elected President Barack Obama is Paddy Power's odds-on 4-5 favourite for successful re-election in 2012 and is a seemingly un-opposable 1-7 shot to win the 2012 Democratic nomination.

Paddy Power have installed Sarah Palin as their 3-1 favourite to win the Republican nomination in 2012 and make the glamorous Alaskan Governor an unlikely 7-1 shot to replace Obama in the White House next time around. Palin's political colleagues Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are priced at 5-1 and 7-1 respectively to head up the Republican ticket in four years time.

Betting is also now available on who President Obama will choose as Secretary of State. Top ranking American diplomat, Richard Holbrooke, is Paddy Power's 9-4 favourite with Anthony Lake and Richard Lugar sharing the bookies 7-2 second-favourites tag.

Paddy Power said, "Hats off to all those who backed Obama, you got it right and thankfully so did we. We're already looking ahead to 2012 and I honestly believe that the 4-5 about Obama to hold the Presidency will be the biggest price you can expect between now and then!"

Paddy Power President Obama Betting

Who will Obama choose as Secretary of State?

9-4 Richard Holbrooke

7-2 Anthony Lake

7-2 Richard Lugar

8-1 Bill Richardson

12-1 Chuck Hagel

12-1 John Kerry

18-1 Daniel Shapiro

20-1 Daniel Kurtzer

20-1 George Mitchell

25-1 Eric Lynn

25-1 Dennis Ross

25-1 Susan Rice

28-1 James Steinberg

33-1 Mara Rudman

33-1 Bill Clinton

50-1 Colin Powell

66-1 Hillary Clinton

What will be the highest approval rating for President Obama in his 1st term? 100-1 20% or Under

50-1 20.01% - 30%

40-1 30.01% - 40%

25-1 40.01% - 50%

12-1 50.01% - 60%

5-1 60.01% - 70%

13-8 70.01% - 80%

11-10 80.01% - 90%

7-2 90.01% or Over

What will happen 1st under President Obama?

2-5 Full Troop withdrawal from Iraq

6-1 Capture-death of Osama Bin Laden

7-1 Full National recognition of Same Sex Marriage

12-1 Full Troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

12-1 Legalisation of Marijuana Nationally

16-1 Online Gambling legalised nationally

16-1 Constatution changed to allow the President to serve 3 or more full

Terms

20-1 Total ban of Capital Punishment Nationally

50-1 1st Moonwalk confirmed to be a fake by President Obama

100-1 Complete ban on privately owned guns

500-1 Discovery of Aliens on Mars

1000-1 Elvis found in the White House basement

1st Country Obama Visits as President

3-1 UK

10-3 France

4-1 Afghanistan

5-1 Iraq

6-1 China

7-1 Germany

8-1 Kenya

10-1 Israel

14-1 Japan

20-1 Russia

22-1 Pakistan

33-1 Spain

33-1 Cuba

40-1 Rep. of Ireland

50-1 Syria

50-1 North Korea

66-1 Iran

When will President Obama visit Ireland?

25-1 2009

10-1 2010

7-2 2011

6-1 2012

1-2 Not to visit Ireland during his first term

When will President Obama visit UK?

8-15 2009

3-1 2010

7-1 2011

12-1 2012

20-1 Not to visit UK during his first term

1st Term Specials

10-1 Obama to become a father again during his 1st Term

16-1 Obama not to finish his 1st Term

28-1 Obama to resign during his 1st Term

33-1 Obama to be impeached during his 1st Term

Source: Paddy Power Plc

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