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.
|Mccain vs obama in the General election|
Gallup Tracking Poll
August 29, 1936
You may be asked to make a commercial decision or to negotiate a better price. You probably have in mind a bottom-line. However, you may be enjoying discussions about various permutations. It could fall to someone older to point out that such opportunities may not be around forever and that you will have to arrive at a decision quickly. A friend born under one of the Fixed signs of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius, could be of special assistance.
Gallup Tracking Poll
August 4, 1961
It might seem that once more the buck has fallen at your door. You could be called to account. You might also need to take responsibility for a relative - or, perhaps, a small animal. An appointment to sign documents might need to be made before the end of the month. It's likely also that the past - and particularly the legal affairs of an older generation - will require some attention.
|East||New York, NY|
88 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.
89 degrees (F), 50% chance of rain. Winds light and variable.
84 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.
|west||Los Angeles, CA|
59 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll
The general election results are based on combined data from June 7-June 9, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,633 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets