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2020 Presidential Election Odds Updated: Bernie Sanders Announces, but Can Donald Trump Be Defeated?

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he'll give it another go in 2020, running for president again after an upstart 2016 bid in which he lost out to eventual Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

But while Sanders begins his second campaign with the kind of name recognition he lacked the first time around, he again faces an uphill task to take the White House, according to oddsmakers.

Meanwhile, he didn't waste time going after President Donald Trump in an interview with Vermont Public Radio that aired on Tuesday. 

"I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country," Sanders said. "I think he is a pathological liar.… I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants."

Reports say Sanders, 77, has already received donations from all 50 states. But, according to oddsmakers, it's more likely that Trump will be president after the November 2020 vote. 

2020, presidential, election, odds, sanders, trump Senator Bernie Sanders during a press conference on January 30 in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images

BetOnline had Trump as the clear favorite to win in 2020, at 3-2 odds. That makes some sense, considering that Trump will likely not face a significant primary challenger. But Sanders (who was pegged at 14-1) also trailed a number of Democrats who are either running or considering it, including former Vice President Joe Biden (12-1), California Senator Kamala Harris (8-1) and former Texas Representative Beto O'Rourke (10-1). 

As oddsmakers often do, BetOnline also had odds for a number of famous long shots, like Oprah Winfrey (50-1), Mark Cuban (100-1) and Will Smith (100-1). 

Here are BetOnline's latest odds on candidates in the 2020 presidential election, in full:

Donald Trump               3-2

Kamala Harris               8-1

Beto O'Rourke               10-1

Joe Biden                     12-1

Amy Klobuchar              14-1

Bernie Sanders             14-1

Cory Booker                 25-1

Elizabeth Warren           25-1

Kirsten Gillibrand           25-1

Michelle Obama            25-1

Sherrod Brown              25-1

Michael Bloomberg       33-1

Mike Pence                   33-1

Tulsi Gabbard               33-1

Hillary Clinton                40-1

John Hickenlooper        50-1

Julian Castro                 50-1

Nikki Haley                    50-1

Oprah Winfrey               50-1

Ben Shapiro                  66-1

Howard Schultz             66-1

John Kasich                  66-1

Nancy Pelosi                 66-1

Orrin Hatch                   66-1

Paul Ryan                     66-1

Pete Buttigieg               66-1

Ro Khanna                    66-1

Steve Bullock                66-1

Tom Wolf                      66-1

Dwayne Johnson          80-1

Andrew Yang                100-1

Bill de Blasio                 100-1

Bob Iger                        100-1

Caroline Kennedy          100-1

Eric Holder                    100-1

Eric Swalwell                 100-1

Gavin Newsom              100-1

George Clooney            100-1

Ivanka Trump                100-1

Jamie Dimon                 10-1

Jay Inslee                      100-1

Joe Rogan                    100-1

John Delaney                100-1

John Kerry                    100-1

Jon Stewart                   100-1

Leonardo DiCaprio        100-1

Mark Cuban                  100-1

Rand Paul                     100-1

Seth Moulton                100-1

Terry McAuliffe             100-1

Will Smith                     100-1

Bill Gates                      150-1

Clay Travis                    150-1

Marco Rubio                 150-1

Marianne Williamson     150-1

Mark Zuckerberg           150-1

Stephen Colbert            150-1

Steve Bannon               150-1

Ted Cruz                       150-1

Tim Ryan                      150-1

 

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