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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 1

05/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Polls have come to dominate the media's horse race coverage of political campaigns. Pundits and reporters constantly use them to tell us who's hot and who's not -- but skip over the fact that plummeting response rates and variables like undecided voters and margins of error and often render these polls useless as anything other than lightweight diversions on par with horoscopes and political betting lines. Our HuffPollstrology chart helps keep you up to date on the latest poll results, along with the latest horoscope predictions, and the latest online political betting lines - and will hopefully help the polling junkies in the media keep polls in the proper perspective.



















  Polls Stars Betting
Democratic nomination
Clinton

clinton


50%

PPP Poll

(Indiana)

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

Between now and early July offers the kind of career/financial platform that's extremely rare. It seems to have been your lot in life to learn the fine art of patience. Yet again, and despite you beavering away trying to coerce others into action, a developing situation might not be possible to resolve for a few weeks yet. Your profile is likely to be raised in the interim though. Today, your clear understanding of the background to a dilemma, makes clear to others that this time they really need to pull o


21.0%

chance of

winning

obama

42%

PPP Poll

(Indiana)

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

Between now and early July, it seems likely you'll be riding high on a financial adventure. By the end of the period, your confidence at being able to sail with the new wind is likely to increase. Today, driven by sheer determination, you could cross swords with someone who is just too long-winded. For now, you need the bottom line - and a new notebook to record this and the new plan of action.


75.8%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election
McCain

mccain


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

At the very last moment, and just as someone thinks you've agreed a deal, you could ask 'one more question'. Actually, you might keep doing this all the way through to early July. Another possibility is handing the job of investigation to someone and giving them that date as a deadline. Colleagues born under Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius might appreciate these new ground rules.


39.9%

chance of

winning

Obama

obama


44%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

Today you might hear about opportunities to raise your income, dear Leo, either in the course of your current employment, or perhaps a new job, or perhaps via a project of your own. You're likely to channel a great deal of energy and inspiration to this end, and others may want to pitch in and assist you. You're likely to be feeling energetic and optimistic, and this in turn can work for you in attracting further opportunities. Go for it!


42.2%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election
McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Trackng Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

All your relationships may be enhanced today, dear Virgo, by an increased sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. You may provide melancholy friends with a sympathetic ear, or you may give them assistance in resolving problems, or both. Whichever it is, rest assured that your efforts will not go unappreciated. You'll probably grow closer to those that mean the most to you at this time - including that significant other in your life.


39.9%

chance of

winning

Clinton

clinton


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

Today you might feel especially inspired both intellectually and creatively, and you could find yourself discussing your ideas with others. The process of communication could open up new doors for you in your mind and result in some fascinating insights concerning whatever you're pursuing at this time. Sometime in the course of your conversations with others, dear Scorpio, don't be surprised if you find that one of your friends needs a sympathetic ear. Enjoy your day. .


14.6%

chance of

winning


weather report
East Chance of Rain Baltimore, MD

69 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

south Chance of Rain Raleigh, NC

80 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Bloomington, IN

74 degrees (F), 30% chance of showers. Winds S at 20 to 30 mph.

west Chance of Rain Eugene, OR


61degrees (F), 20% chance of showers. Winds light and variable.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Public Policy Polling Poll

PPP surveyed 1388 likely Democratic primary voters on April 26th and 27th. The survey’s margin of error is +/- 2.6%. Other factors, such as refusal to be interviewed and weighting, may introduce additional error that is more difficult to quantify.

General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

The general election results are based on combined data from April 20-24, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,410 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk and astrology.msn.com

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets

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