colliric wrote:Isn't that situation called being an odds-on favourite?
Trump is still THE FAVOURITE to win the election. He may not be the odds-on favourite, but he is the heavy favourite nonetheless.
No, he isn't.
This is pretty simple stuff really.
Why do you suppose that the odds are relatively wide on all the other candidates?
Let me give you a hint, what do they all have in common with one another? I'll give you a hint to the hint. This common factor is one which does not apply to Trump.
Obviously, they all have to go through the primary against each other, before they get to Trump, and the odds measure their chance to first defeat all the Democrats and then to defeat Trump.
Trump's odds indicate him as an underdog against his eventual challenger, whoever that ends up being. Again, if Trump was -140, he'd be considered at a 50/50 chance to win. As it stands, his chances are somewhat less than 50/50, based on the odds.
As for your favorite/odds on favorite thing: the candidates in the pool are not direct competitors against one another. The question is their individual chance to win the presidency. Even the democrats are not directly weighed against each other in the pool. Only in a Democratic primary election pool would such a condition attain.
It is always comical when someone (i.e. ZN) posts a source purportedly in favor of their own cherished personal view, which in fact indicates the opposite of what they had thought it did. Not only does it sabotage their argument, but it also leaves them looking rather incompetent in the process.