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|
Rasmussen Tracking Poll
August 29, 1936
Thanks to a friend who knows a system well, you could secure a best-price deal. You might also enjoy a heart-to-heart with someone who would like to join forces with you but where you both need to air private fears before you seal the deal (probably tomorrow). A colleague could ask you for the kind of help buyers provide to stores i.e. buying ahead of a trend. Presently, you might have this gift.
Rasmussen Tracking Poll
August 4, 1961
True, fears may not be so far from the surface. Yet awareness that several good friends have your best interests at heart makes all the difference. Though you might not be wholly in the mood for a social occasion, this is likely to be the perfect setting for you to show your legendary thoughtfulness. By making an effort, you show someone they mean as much to you as you clearly do to them. You might also 'report back' to an older person who would love to have been there.
Morning sunshine will give way to isolated thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 79F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Sun and clouds mixed with a slight chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon. High 86F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.
|midwest||Kansas City, KS|
Variable clouds with thunderstorms, especially in the morning. High 83F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.
|west||Las Vegas, NV|
Partly cloudy skies. Hot. High 107F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
General Election Poll: Rasmussen Poll
Daily tracking results are collected via nightly telephone surveys and reported on a four-day rolling average basis. Each update includes approximately 900 Likely Democratic Primary Voters and 800 Likely Republican Primary Voters. Margin of sampling error for each is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets