Ron DeSantis President 2024 Odds: Is Ron DeSantis Running for President?

By Craig Cummings
Fact Checked by Matthew Asher

Ron DeSantis is fully focused on his re-election to a second term as Governor of Florida, so it is no surprise he has not publicly committed to running for president in 2024. Nonetheless, sportsbooks still feel Gov. DeSantis has some of the best odds of becoming the next President of the United States.

Latest Ron DeSantis Odds: Next President of the United States

Following a notable shift in odds this week, Ron DeSantis is now tied with Donald Trump as the favorite to be the next President of the United States. Ron DeSantis 2024 odds are 10 to 3 (+333), which carries an implied probability of 23.1%.

Donald Trump (R)10 to 3 (+333)
Ron DeSantis (R)10 to 3 (+333)
Joe Biden (D)11 to 2 (+550)
Kamala Harris (D)12 to 1 (+1200)
Gavin Newsom (D)16 to 1 (+1600)
Mike Pence (R)20 to 1 (+2000)

The Florida Governor's odds to win the White House in 2024 continue to be strong heading into October 2022. Ladbrokes, the top political bookmaker in the world, also shortened their Ron DeSantis President 2024 odds enough to push him into the favorite spot for a few days at the end of June, so this isn't the first time the Governor has see his odds improve.

Worth noting, Florida sports betting is currently prohibited, including betting on politics. Odds used are from Ladbrokes Sportsbook in the UK, where betting on politics is legal and regulated.

Key Developments for Ron DeSantis Odds to be President

Leading up to the most recent odds movement, there have been some key developments that have impacted 2024 presidential election odds. Below, we've laid out those key developments to give more context to how we got here.

  • 📆 September 2022: Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump are now co-favorites to be the next President of the United States.
  • 📆 July 2022: Trump takes back the top spot in terms of favorites to win the White House in 2024.
  • 📆 June 2022: Ron DeSantis becomes the betting favorite to be president in 2024.
  • 📆 May 2022: DeSantis 2024 presidential odds shifted to push him above President Biden and into the top-two favorites to win in 2024.
  • 📆 January 2022: After opening behind VP Harris, DeSantis saw his odds shorten and Harris' odds lengthen, which pushed DeSantis into the third favorite spot and the current VP into the fourth spot.

As you can see, Ron DeSantis has held strong 2024 odds all year despite remaining mum on his potential of running next cycle.

What are Ron DeSantis Chances to be President by 2033?

Ladbrokes offers a unique betting market for Ron DeSantis specifically, which implies Governor DeSantis has a 33.3% chance to be President by 2033. That means the former Congressman and current Governor would have to run for the White House and win in either 2024, 2028 or 2032.

As mentioned, DeSantis is currently focused on running for re-election as Florida Governor against recent Democratic primary winner Charlie Crist. Should DeSantis secure a second term in November, many think DeSantis will skip the 2024 race and a showdown with Trump, eventually setting him up to run in either 2028 or 2032.

Is Ron DeSantis Running for President?

No, Ron DeSantis has not publicly declared he is running for president in 2024 despite many of his supporters pushing for him to run.

DeSantis is currently running for re-election against Charlie Crist, which he is expected to win, but surprisingly the Governor has also not specifically denied interest in the running for President in 2024 or beyond.

📸 Gov. Ron DeSantis talks to the crowd at the Donald Trump re-election campaign rally at Panama City Beach, Fla., on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Bookmakers, political analysts, national polling and DeSantis supporters alike all suggest the current Governor of Florida has the best chance of beating Trump should someone challenge the former President in 2024. And if DeSantis chooses to wait out 2024 in hopes of running in 2028 or 2032, expect him to be the heavy favorite barring any major scandal in-between now and then.

But for now, DeSantis continues to remain quiet on his aspirations to reach the White House.

Latest 2024 Republican Nominee Odds

If Ron DeSantis has any plans of winning the White House in 2024, he will need to secure the Republican nomination. As expected, the 2024 Republican nominee odds mirror the top of the overall election winner market with Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis sitting as the top 2 favorites.

Donald Trump1 to 1 (+100)
Ron DeSantis2 to 1 (+200)
Mike Pence12 to 1 (+1200)
Nikki Haley16 to 1 (+1600)

Ron DeSantis odds to be the next Republican nominee are 2 to 1 (+200), which equates to an implied probability of 33.3% and places him as the second favorite to represent the GOP in 2024. Donald Trump's is the favorite to be next Republican nominee at 1 to 1 (+100), an implied probability of 50.0%.

Behind Trump and DeSantis, the GOP has a significant drop-off in terms of national prominence and the Republican nominee odds reflect such.

Former Vice President Mike Pence odds to be the next GOP nominee are 12 to 1 (+1200), which carries an implied probability of 7.7%, while Nikki Haley is 16 to 1 (+1600) to win the party's nomination in 2024 (implied probability of 5.9%).

Odds to be Trump's Running Mate in 2024

Most of the focus when it comes to DeSantis and the 2024 presidential election is on the Governor's appetite to run against Trump but bookmakers have opened a market that might have some considering if DeSantis would run alongside Trump in 2024.

Trump + DeSantis12 to 1 (+1200)
Trump + Haley16 to 1 (+1600)
Trump + Pence20 to 1 (+2000)
Trump + Pompeo20 to 1 (+2000)
Trump + Hawley33 to 1 (+3300)
Trump + Noem33 to 1 (+3300)
Trump + Scott33 to 1 (+3300)

The latest the odds to be Trump's running mate in 2024 show the the favorite is Ron DeSantis. As of writing, the Trump + DeSantis ticket is listed as the favorite at 12 to 1 (+1200), which holds a 7.7% implied probability.

Trump's next most likely running mate in terms of betting odds is Nikki Haley at 16 to 1 (+1600), followed up by Mike Pompeo and Mike Pence at 20 to 1 (+2000) then Josh Hawley, Kristi Noem and Tim Scott each at 33 to 1 (+3300) be the VP on Trump's ticket.

DeSantis Odds to be Vice President in 2024

Another unique betting market Ladbrokes offers for Ron DeSantis specifically is his odds to be Vice President in 2024. This is not contingent on who his running mate is, although many would assume it's former President Trump. Nonetheless, regardless of who is President, Ron DeSantis has 8 to 1 odds to be Vice President in 2024, which implies a 11.1% chance.

Who will be Ron DeSantis' Running Mate in 2024?

If you are taking the bookmakers' word for it, the most likely running mate for DeSantis should he run in 2024 is Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota. Odds for a DeSantis + Noem ticket in 2024 are 66 to 1 (+6600), the best odds of any potential ticket that includes DeSantis as president.

Ron DeSantis + Kristi Noem66 to 1 (+6600)
Ron DeSantis + Candace Owens100 to 1 (+10000)

If not Noem, oddsmakers suggest the next most likely candidate to run as VP with DeSantis on the Republican ticket is conservative influencer Candace Owens. And Although a DeSantis + Owens ticket would certainly be an unconventional, oddsmakers believe the Florida Governor is more likely to take a risk than settle for a more traditional running mate should he not land the popular Noem as VP.

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Craig Cummings
Senior Political Betting Analyst

Craig Cummings is the lead political betting analyst for after covering political betting odds for almost a decade with a focus on American politics.

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