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 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.
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Gallup Tracking Poll
VIRGO August 29, 1936
In arguing costs, you could come up against yet more options to consider. You may need to play for time. Someone born under one of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius), could be particularly helpful in assisting with prioritisation. What may become clear however, is that an area has to be gutted completely before new plans can be put into place.
Gallup Tracking Poll
LEO August 4, 1961
You could be involved in a disagreement between someone trying to make a delivery orders and someone who is also occupying the same road space. Parking is another possible problem. The arrival of mail that should have reached you some days ago could throw yet another sidewinder in your direction. On the positive side, you may be hugely excited at the prospect of meeting up with someone you haven't seen for some time.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 93F. Winds light and variable.
Sunshine and some clouds. Hot. High 94F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
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General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll
For the Gallup Poll Daily tracking survey, Gallup is interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day during 2008.
The general-election results are based on combined data from June 20-22, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,608 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.
Interviews are conducted with respondents on land-line telephones (for respondents with a land-line telephone) and cellular phones (for respondents who are cell-phone only).
In addition to sampling error, question wording and practical difficulties in conducting surveys can introduce error or bias into the findings of public opinion polls.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets