Oddsmaker: Ron DeSantis ‘an Even Stronger Favorite to Win’ in 2022

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., odds to win the 2022 Florida gubernatorial election have worsened in recent months, according to betting aggregators US-Bookies.com

Since September, Crist’s odds have shifted from 9/2 (18.2 percent implied probability) to 9/1 (10 percent).

“Last month, Charlie Crist said he’d legalize marijuana if elected governor, but that hasn’t helped improve his odds,” said a US-Bookies spokesperson. “Meanwhile, Ron DeSantis has established himself as an even stronger favorite to win.”

Gov. Ron DeSantis, who launched his bid for a second term this week, saw his odds improve from 1/3 (75 percent implied probability) to 2/9 (81.8 percent) since September. “This makes him the clear odds-on favorite to win the election,” noted US-Bookies.com

State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s odds also worsened slightly from 8/1 (11.1 percent implied probability) to 17/2 (10.5 percent) since September. She’s followed by state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, who is given 100/1 (1 percent) in her first inclusion in the odds.

“Along with DeSantis’ odds improving, the rest of the field’s odds have been trending negatively,” said a US-Bookies spokesperson. “This paints an even more positive picture for the Republican incumbent, as none of the challengers pose any threat according to the odds.”

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