Cuomo's odds were as high as 250/1 on March 27th, just three days ago.
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s handling of the Coronavirus outbreak in New York has seen his odds slashed on winning the 2020 General Election.
Since Cuomo started holding his daily press updates on the epidemic, his odds have plummeted from 250/1 just three days ago into as short as 14/1, now making him the third favourite to win the White House in November.
In turn, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have drifted in the market, with Trump now a 1/1 (+100) favourite ahead of Biden at 11/8. (+138)
The latest odds move means that Cuomo is now more likely than the likes of Bernie Sanders (33/1) and Mike Pence (50/1) with just over seven months to go until voting day.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Just three days ago, bookmakers gave Cuomo a 0.4% chance (250/1) chance of winning the US election. Today, the best odds on the NYC Governor are 25/1, indicating his probability has increased by nearly tenfold to 3.85%. It is also worth noting that bettors are falling in line with the oddsmakers, with 61% of bets in the last 24 hours on this market going in favor of Andrew Cuomo"
"There have been doubts over Trump’s leadership during this coronavirus crisis and his erratic handling of the pandemic seems to have alienated a large portion of the electorate.
“The calmness and clarity with which Cuomo has addressed the people of New York is not going unnoticed and, if Trump continues down his current path, the 62-year-old's chances of becoming the next President are only going to go in one direction."
US Presidential Election 2020 winner
Donald Trump - 1/1 (+100)
Joe Biden - 11/8 (+138)
Andrew Cuomo - 25/1 (+2500)
Bernie Sanders - 33/1 (+3300)
Mike Pence - 50/1 (+5000)