The GOP Republican debate live stream online schedule continues tonight from Iowa, and once again Donald Trump will most likely be the center of attention – even though he won’t be there! Yes, “The Donald” is skipping out on tonight’s debate even though it is just days before the Iowa Caucus. It seems strange Trump would do such a thing, but he always has a method to his madness. The question is will this move backfire on the GOP poll leader? Tonight’s GOP live stream and TV action can be seen on various FOX affiliates.
According to a WSJ report, the political experts thought heading into Iowa that Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush would be preparing for runaway wins and meet-up in August to battle it out for the 2016 Presidency. The experts have never been so wrong. There is still a long way to go, however as of right now, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are making the experts and Vegas odds makers look like they don’t know what they are talking about. Sanders is running away with the young voters according to the latest FOX polls by an 80-20% margin. And as for Trump, if you would have wagered on him to win the GOP nomination last summer and he actually pulls it off, you could be sitting on a small pile of gold.
Back in July of 2015, Jeb Bush was the overwhelming favorite to win the GOP ticket at +200, or 2/1 odds, while Trump, Chris Christie and Ben Carson were listed anywhere between +5500 to +10000. That’s incredible! Trump has gone from a 100/1 underdog (or higher depending where you looked) to the new favorite at -200. To put that into perspective, a $200 wager on Trump in July would have won you $20,000. Now you have to wager $200 to win $100. That is a world of difference. Will Trump pull off the big upset? That remains to be seen, but Vegas sports books think it is very possible.
As of January 25, Christie has gained ground on the Vegas odds board, while Carson has fallen. Currently at +3500, Christie has jumped up a bit from +500 back in the summer. Carson on the other hand fell dramatically after the November debate from +5500 to +10000. While the early leader Jeb Bush continues to fall. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz seem to be the only two GOP candidates as of now that can catch Trump.
Tonight’s Republican debate will begin at 7 p.m. ET with the first round which will contain Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Jim Gilmore. The real action will start at 9 p.m. ET when Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul hit the stage. All of the action can be seen live nationally on FOX News and streaming live online through FOX News.com
Here is a look at the current odds to win the GOP nominee,
2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – GOP NOMINEE
Odds as of January 25
Donald Trump -200
Marco Rubio +250
Ted Cruz +900
Jeb Bush +1400
Chris Christie +2500
John Kasich +3300
Carly Fiorina +5000
Ben Carson +10000