On the back of a controversial week for Republican candidate Donald Trump, there has been significant movement in the 2016 US Presidential election winner market. Just hours after the news of Trump’s degrading comments about women, the whole Republican Party descended into panic with one strategist stating: “It’s over”.
The Republican Party has no power to remove Trump but there have been calls for him to stand down and whilst he took to Twitter to confirm that he “will never drop out of the race”, stranger things have happened. So what would happen if he did pull out?
Republican vice presidential candidate and Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence, would likely become the favourite to take the reins. However this would not be an automatic choice. Last Monday, Mike Pence was as long as 300/1 to win the 2016 US Presidential election but following a week of scrutiny surrounding Trump, his odds have shortened to 25/1, with 66/1 available in places.
But Pence is not the only possibility. House Speaker and most senior elected Republican, Paul Ryan, was tipped by Oddschecker’s political expert back in August and has seen his odds slashed from 350/1 to best-price 100/1 over the weekend.