Musk effect? DeSantis’ presidential odds strengthen after praise from the world’s richest man


Elon Musk’s praise of Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to have improved the Florida governor’s odds of becoming the nation’s next president.

Mr. Musk, the richest man in the world, recently teased the idea of voting for Mr. DeSantis in the 2024 race for the White House, and subsequently, the Republican’s odds of winning the GOP presidential nomination jumped to 5-2 (+250) from 3-1 (+300) and becoming commander in chief climbed from 5-1 (+500) to 9-2 (+450).

“When Elon Musk makes a surprising statement or strokes a few keys on the computer, stocks can plunge, crypto can moon and politicians can reap,” said in a press release. “That’s exactly what happened when Musk recently said that he would probably vote for Ron DeSantis in the 2024 Presidential Election, should the Governor of Florida run.”

Mr. Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX owner, made waves in an online…

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