The campaign for the 2020 United States presidential election is well underway, where 15 people are currently running for the highest position in the country’s government.
The election is scheduled for November 3 later this year, in what will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election. Voters will select their preferred candidates, who in turn on December 14 will either elect a new president and vice president, or re-elect the current incumbents.
There are currently 12 people running for the Democratic nomination, while Donald Trump has picked up two challengers to his position in the Republican camp.
There has also been one Republican candidate to drop out of the running, along with 16 Democrats.
Trump became the 45th president of the United States in 2016, and is currently favourite to remain in power. He is 3/4 to do just that.
His nearest competitor is Democrat Joe Biden, who has run for the position twice before. The former vice president regards this as his last chance to dethrone Trump. He is currently 5/1 to be successful and become president.
Fellow Democrat Bernie Sanders is available at 6/1 to be the next president of the US.
Former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg is also in the running. He’s currently 14/1 to become president next. Former Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren is available at 22/1.
Other interested parties include Pete Buttigieg, a military veteran and the youngest candidate in the presidential field. He’s currently 33/1 to be the next president, with his fellow Democrat Andrew Yang available at 40/1.
Amy Klobuchar is currently 66/1 to be next in line, with fellow female Democratic challenger Tulsi Gabbard available at 125/1.
Trump seemingly has no immediate need to worry about his two Republican challengers. Both Joe Walsh and Bill Weld are currently outsiders at 500/1 to become president.
With a reported net worth of US$3.1 billion, 73-year-old Trump is not only the wealthiest president in US history, but is also the oldest person to take office as president. Moreover, he is the first president who hadn’t served in the military or held a position in government office prior to being elected.
He remains in a strong position to keep his seat. But there are several candidates keen to remove him as soon as possible.
He has already come under fire for comments made at the World Economic Forum earlier this month. In his speech, Trump praised his administration’s economic achievements and the country’s energy boom.
Despite the negativity surrounding his decisions and speeches, Trump remains favourite for the upcoming election.