Kamala Harris sees dramatic surge in betting odds after first debate

Kamala Harris drew widespread praise for her performance during the second night of their first Democratic presidential debates, and oddsmakers have taken note.
On Bovada, Harris is now tied to the third-best odds to win the presidency in 2020 in +750, just behind Donald Trump (EVEN) and Joe Biden (+450).
The California Senator was listed at +1200 Final month and sat Trump, Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
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Other gambling platforms have been more generous.
On Bet Online, Harris is now given the best odds (+250) of winning the Democratic nomination, and can be followed closely by Joe Biden (+325) and Elizabeth Warren (+450).
Predict It also lists Kamala Harris as the favorite to win the nomination, even though the website models odds in the types of”share prices” of a candidate’s stock. Her”price” has become 22 cents, which ranks before Joe Biden (21 cents) and Elizabeth Warren (20 cents).
Also rising following the initial debate were Elizabeth Warren (+2000 on Bovada last month and +750 now) and Pete Buttigieg (+1100 on Bovada last month and +850 today ).
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Joe Biden’s odds have dipped slightly on Bovada, as he had been recorded at +450 going into the debates and now sits in +425. Oddsmakers are likely awaiting polling to find out if the former president’s performance will have any impact on his service, since Biden has maintained a healthy lead in the polls despite a number of effort controversies for this point.
Bernie Sanders appeared to fall the maximum after the initial argument, as he had been leapfrogged by Harris, Warren and Buttigieg on Bovada after the initial debate.
Click through the slideshow to see updated betting odds after the first Democratic argument.
Eric Ting is an SFGATE staff writer. Email: eric.ting@sfgate.com | Twitter:@_ericting
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