Punters back Bishop to become new Prime Minister

TONY Abbott remains odds-on at Sportingbet.com.au to lead the Coalition into the next election, but over the past two months punters have halved the price of Julie Bishop taking over the top job.

While Mr Abbott’s odds of being PM at the next election have eased from $1.20 to $1.33 at Sportingbet since December, Ms Bishop’s odds have shortened significantly from $10 to $5.

“Bishop has attracted more interest than anyone else in this market and as of last week she has replaced Malcolm Turnbull as second favourite,” Sportingbet’s Andrew Brown said.

Turnbull’s odds have slipped from as low as $4 last June to the current quote of $7.

Prime Minister at the next election

Tony Abbott $1.33

Julie Bishop $5

Malcolm Turnbull $7

Scott Morrison $13

Joe Hockey $26

Christopher Pyne $41

George Brandis $51

Barnaby Joyce $67

Andrew Robb $81

Eric Abetz $81

Warren Truss $101

Peter Dutton $101

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