Mitt Romney Pulls Ahead Of Rick Perry In Political Betting Odds

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Though the presidential betting odds have fallen away, there are still lines out on who will win the Republican Nomination to run for the presidency in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. While Mitt Romney and Rick Perry had been running with even odds, Romney has managed to pull ahead in his chances to win the U.S. Presidency.

Mitt Romney is well known for his stint as the governor of Massachusetts. during his term, he cut spending and increased fees to prevent a $3 billion deficit to the state. More significantly, he signed the Massachusetts health care reform into law, which provided almost universal health insurance to residents of the state. His conservative positions and rhetoric have made him a 6/5 favorite to win the Republican nomination for presidency.

While some consider Rick Perry to be the front runner in the race toward the presidency, he has earned odds behind Romney to win the Republican nominee. Perry is a staunch conservative, opposing abortions, same sex marriages, and supporting the abolishment of life tenure for judges and empowering Congress with the ability to overrule the Supreme Court by a two-thirds vote.

Chris Christie has vehemently denied that the will run to be the President of the United States in 2012, but there has been some rumor that he may run. Even though it is not been confirmed that he will run, there are odds on him to win the nomination that are far better than those who have definitively decided to run. Christie boasts odds of 9/1 to win the nomination.

Ron Paul has been set at 14/1 to win the Republican nomination. His libertarian outlook has put him as more of a moderate than anything else, and he has even been dubbed the “intellectual godfather” of the Tea Party Movement. He has forsaken running for another term in Congress in order to concentrate on the presidential election. Paul is a vigorous supporter of constitutional rights.

Sarah Palin, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani are currently those who have odds on the ballot. Other possible nominees can be written in on request through the political betting odds.

Bodog Odds to win the Republican Nominee in the 2012 Presidential Election

Mitt Romney 6/5
Rick Perry 9/4
Chris Christie 9/1
Sarah Palin 12/1
Ron Paul 14/1
Herman Cain 16/1
Jon Huntsman 20/1
Michele Bachmann 28/1
Newt Gingrich 40/1
Rudy Giuliani 40/1

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