Iowa Caucus Odds
The 2016 Iowa Caucus is set to take place on Monday. Which of the candidates will emerge as the winner in their respective parties?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win the Democratic Caucus, as she has -200 odds while Bernie Sanders comes in with +140 odds. For the Republican Caucus, Donald Trump is favored with -350 odds while Ted Cruz has +150 odds and Marco Rubio is listed at +1500 to win.
The big news coming on the Republican side is that Trump refused to take part in the Republican Debate on Thursday put on by Fox News. He instead held his own event miles from the debate to honor Iowa veterans. While some were uncertain if this was a good move or not, it certainly got people talking about Trump heading into Monday’s vote. The debate was the second-lowest rated one yet this season, so the lack of Trump certainly impacted that.
For the democratic side, Clinton has been the presumed winner for some time, but there seems to be a surge of Sanders support. Sanders is a U.S. senator for the state of Vermont who has sparked interest from youth voters over concerns of student loan debt and money being more equal for all classes. Sanders still lacks a lot of name power, which is what Clinton has going for her. Clinton is still a +100 favorite to be the next president.