Hillary Clinton @ 2.10 – Clinton was supposed to be up for the Presidency back in 2008, but after being unexpectedly beat out in the Primaries by Barack Obama, she settled for being part of the Obama administration for the first four years of his tenure. Clinton has spent her time since the disappointment of 2008 racking up points on her resume for her potential upcoming term. Helping solidify herself as the perfect Democratic candidate, she’s spent her time as a private citizen partnering with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and spearheading an initiative to get more women enrolled in secondary schools across the world. As the favourite to win, she’s picked up an extremely significant amount of the betting so far. As it stands, 41% of the betting cash is on the former First Lady.
Jeb Bush @ 5.00 – It appears that at least part of the American public is still clamouring for a Bush in the White House again as Jeb Bush is currently the second most likely candidate to be the President in 2016. Besides the notoriety of his last name, Jeb is mostly known for his time serving as the Governor of Florida; a position which he held from 1999 to 2007. In the last eight years, Jeb has also become famous for criticizing the Obama administration. His views are a little more central than those of most Republican candidates. While he does oppose abortion and heavily support gun rights and capital punishment, he was responsible for a lot of initiatives related to the preservation of the Florida environment and made significant improvements to Florida’s education system during his time as governor. For those of you that had money riding on the 2000 Presidential Election, you’ll remember him as the governor of the state that recounted George Bush into the White House after Al Gore had already been announced the winner.
Marco Rubio @ 8.00 – If Jeb Bush doesn’t manage to get himself past the Primary voting, Marco Rubio is the next most likely Republican to see time in the White House. Rubio is also the youngest candidate to step forward for the Presidency at just 43 years of age. And while Jeb is a little more centred in his political views, Rubio occupies a position so far right that he’s spilling into the bleachers. Rubio is anti-abortion, a proponent of “traditional marriage”, and is one of the few candidates stepping forward that denies the existence of human propelled climate change. If there are enough voters out there looking for the polar opposite of Barack Obama, Rubio will be their perfect outlet.