by Jeremy Binckes · March 6, 2017
Just before President Donald Trump took office, there was speculation over whether he would finish his first term in office. But that was before this chaotic weekend (and the weekend before that, and the weekend before that, and so on) — one in which the president blamed his predecessor, Barack Obama for “leaks” through “wiretaps” that brought to light his campaign’s ties to Russian intelligence sources.
In other words, those predictions may be a bit too optimistic.
British betting behemoth, Ladbrokes is speculating that Trump may not even finish out the year, offering 2-to-1 odds that Trump is replaced before the end of this year. To put it in perspective, those are the same odds that he’ll be replaced in 2021 — as in Jan. 20, 2021. There’s even money that he’ll serve his full term — meaning no President Mike Pence — and 4-to-5 odds that he’ll leave office before the end of the term. As an added bit of trolling, Ladbrokes gives it 6-to-4 odds that he’ll visit Russia before the end of the year.
If Trump leaves office, don’t expect too many people to weep.
According to PSB research, 11 percent of 800 adults surveyed in an online poll say they’re “Trump regretters,” meaning that they either say they’d vote against him now if they had the chance, or they’re no longer enthusiastic about Trump. Clinton, on the other hand, has seen more enthusiasm from her voters, and picked up non-voters as well.
In a more stark finding, 35 percent said that Trump is “going too far,” while another 35 percent said he’s “getting sidetracked by things that aren’t important.” In completely related news, here’s an actual thing the president of the United States wrote on Twitter.
Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
If you want a long shot, you can bet that Trump will win the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. Though, at 25-to-1 odds, Ladbrokes may think this is more realistic than the rest of the world.