POLITICS
05/16/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 9

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


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

What you learn from a group of people today could be dynamic, fascinating, and futuristic. True, this could leave you with more questions to ask. You might go be delighted that progress is being made with a project that began some years ago. Of concern however could be that someone is away from their desk and that it will be the end of the months before finishing touches can be applied. In the meantime, and not for the first time, the wording of a letter or document could have you preoccupied.


9.5%

chance of

winning


obama

47%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

An interesting joint financial matter that's related to property, might require you to speak to several people. Juggling telephone calls seems likely. You could be irritated by the cavalier attitude of someone much younger or by a colleague whose romantic activities could potentially get in the way of achieving success in a project. A few 'now or never' moments could arise. You might require everyone around you to be in 'all hands to the deck' mode.


89.7%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

A good friend could take you by surprise. You might even feel ambushed in your home environment. Change is in the air for all signs. You might not enjoy the full drama, yet sense that if you don't seize on an opportunity, it will slip through your fingers. Builder's rubble or general debris might threaten an accident. You could appoint yourself risk assessment manager!


38.3%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

Your Florence Nightingale side may be anxious to make an appearance today, dear Leo. Your default defense is to take care of yourself and others. This is fine, but make sure you are doing it in such a way that doesn't deplete you of vital life force. The key is to offer advice and then simply walk away from the situation. You are not responsible for other people's actions. Offer information, but leave the final decision up to the person you are trying to help.


55.8%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election

McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Trackng Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Today is a terrific day for you, dear Virgo, and you will find that you can get quite a bit accomplished using your quick mind and sharp wit. Information is flying in fast and furiously. Grab hold of what resonates with you and discard that which does not. The more informed you are, the better equipped you will be to handle the decisions of the day. Make sure you have all the facts before you proceed.


38.3%

chance of

winning


Clinton

clinton


47%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

You may find your brain buzzing around like a beehive today, dear Scorpio. This is good. There is a great deal of information that you need to process at this time. Have you been thinking about buying some new electronic equipment or small appliances for your home? Now is a great time to do a bit of research on this project before you go out and lay down your credit card. Use this day to gather facts.


6.3%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

55 degrees (F), 100% chance of rain. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph.

south Chance of Rain Atlanta, GA

83 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Nashville, TN

77 degrees (F), 50% chance of rain. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

west Chance of Rain Boise, ID


64 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Gallup Poll

The Democratic nomination results are based on combined data from May 5-7, 2008. For results based on this sample of 1,235 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-3 percentage points.

General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

The general election results are based on combined data from May 3-May 7, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,376 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