Despite being one the most influential people in the world, Dwayne Johnson has largely distanced himself from discussing politics. During 2018 and 2019, there were plenty of people suggesting that Dwayne Johnson would make the ideal candidate for the 2020 US Election. However, the WWE star was always quick to play down any potential run for President. Despite squashing those previous rumours, and only being five months out from the 2020 Election, there are some who still believe The Rock could make a late entry into the presidential race.
UK bookmakers were quick to re-add Johnson to the 2020 US Election betting market following the passionate speech he delivered on Instagram and Twitter earlier this week. UK bookmakers currently have The Rock priced at +40000, which implies there’s only a 0.2% chance The Peoples Champ will win the 2020 Election.
Despite being a long-shot, bettors haven’t shied away in showing their support for Johnson. Since the forty-eight-year-old delivered his speech on social media, he’s been the third most backed candidate in the market, accounting for 3.34% of all bets.
Even though Donald Trump was replaced as favourite in the 2020 US Election betting market earlier in the week, he’s still be a dominant force with bettors. Just over 51% of bets in the market since Johnson’s video have been on the current President winning the election. Joe Biden remains the second most popular option with 35% of bets in the same time period.
As mentioned, Joe Biden is the current favourite with UK bookmakers and can be backed at -110. Donald Trump’s odds continue to lengthen, and he’s now +120 to win the 2020 US Election.
It’s obviously very unlikely Dwayne Johnson would enter the race, if he did he’d have to run as a Democrat as running as an independent would only split the vote on the left and five Donald Trump victory in 2020.
It’s not possible to bet on politics in the US yet, but there are various online sportsbooks which take bets on other sports such as football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
2020 US Election Odds
Joe Biden – 110 (52.4% chance)
Donald Trump +120 (45.5% chance)
Hilary Clinton +5000 (2% chance)
Mike Pence +8000 (1.2% chance)
Michelle Obama +10000 (1% chance)