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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For June 17

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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
Mccain vs obama in the General election
McCain
mccain
44%
Rasmussen Tracking Poll
scorpioVIRGO
August 29, 1936

People born under your sign have a tendency to worry. Today you could be anxious, and even think that you've forgotten something, when you're simply seeing a situation from a new perspective. Contact with someone you used to know really well, or with someone who is an expert in a particular area might be at the heart of this. They may not have set out to confuse you, but the net effect could be that you worry that you've missed something.


34.0%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
48%
Rasmussen Tracking Poll
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

It is possible that someone's told you a half truth. They may have been trying to spare your feelings. An overly dramatic response could make it difficult to get this relationship back on track. Passions could be aroused, as they have been before. It could be that you are confusing a present-day relationship with a much older one. It might be wise to remember that you too have changed.


61.2%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Washington, DC

79 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
south Chance of Rain Biloxi, MS

93 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

73 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

84 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain.

Sources:

General Election Poll: Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll

Daily tracking results are collected via telephone surveys of 1,000 likely voters per night and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. The margin of sampling error--for the full sample of 3,000 Likely Voters--is +/- 2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets