POLITICS

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 12

05/19/2008 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


45%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

Awaiting someone's reaction to a recently-sent missive could put you in anxious mode. This is possibly not the only relationship that could cause you stress. The purchase of an item, or arrangements for insurance of something you already own, is likely to require trust on both sides. You might not be sure that someone will do as they promise. Your on-going partnership with a Taurean friend could come under tension - most probably caused by the distance between you.

8.9%

chance of

winning

obama

49%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

There's a real danger that you could go over the top. Sure, you might want to reward someone for their efforts. However, it might not be necessary to break the bank in the process. Someone born under one of the Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) may have something to celebrate. They might also want you consider making a trip with them.

90.6%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election
McCain

mccain


44%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

A decision may have been reached, yet you may still need to check that your exposure to risk is minimal. Only then might you be happy to celebrate. There IS likely to be good news though. It might even seem you've been rescued by angels when someone (probably an Aquarius) points out the obvious, makes everyone laugh and paves the way to explore an idea that really is 'at the cutting edge'.


37.6%

chance of

winning

Obama

obama


47%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

You will find little comfort in your emotions today, dear Leo. You may want to simply stick to business. Concentrate on getting things done in your regular routine. Create a plan and stick to it. This is not a day to deviate from the norm, nor is it a time in which you will find sympathy from others. Stick close to home and take care of your personal business. Time is precious, so don't waste it.


55.6%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election
McCain

mccain


44%

Gallup Trackng Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

Try not to be smothering today, dear Virgo. You may want to seek comfort in the company of others, but you may find that this action only produces grouchiness on the part of all parties involved. Curb your tendency to find fault in the ones you love. Your best bet is to focus your energy on tasks you've had on the back burner for quite some time. Tackle projects that need special attention and the most discipline.


37.6%

chance of

winning

Clinton

clinton


48%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

It may be hard for you to feel connected to anyone today, dear Scorpio. You are probably better off just keeping to yourself. If you are feeling sad or depressed, it is best to work through these feelings on your own. Other people are not apt to be too sympathetic to your situation. You are better off sticking to your work in order to keep the demons out of your head.

8.0%

chance of

winning


weather report
East Chance of Rain Cornish, ME

54 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.

south Chance of Rain Decatur, GA

54 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

58 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


65 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

The Democratic nomination results are based on combined data from May 8-10, 2008. For results based on this sample of 1,285 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 6-10, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,355 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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