Betting Opens on Joe Biden Completing Full Term of Presidency
Betting sites expect Joe Biden to successfully see out his first term as US president - but they’re not so sure he will run again in 2024.
Biden has overseen a chaotic two years as president since he beat Donald Trump to the Oval Office in 2020.
The veteran politician has seen his approval ratings plummet ever since the botched withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, while economic and social issues closer to home have impacted on his administration’s ability to govern effectively.
The president was braced to lose both House and Senate control in the recent midterm elections - a result that would have hand-tied his ability to pass legislation for the final two years of his first term.
But the Democrats managed to retain a majority in the Senate, meaning there is some wiggle room for Biden to exploit.
The late surge in popularity for Democratic senators is believed to have been triggered by the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe vs Wade and give states the ability to ban abortions if they so wish.
Biden is now at the centre of another battle for control of America’s soul.
Trump has once again inflamed the right, while Ron DeSantis appears a genuine contender to rival Biden at the next election too. But will he even stand in 2024?