POLITICS

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 8

07/15/2008 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
Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


43%

Gallup Daily

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

You might need to be in two places at once: partly because someone does the unpredictable (now normal for them), and reschedules a meeting. You might feel you positively need to be there - even if it means going out of your way. You might also wish to give someone unqualified support simply be being with them as they face difficult news. Your party sub-personality could surface, encouraging you to be the first to make plans for the weekend.


31.3%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


47%

Gallup Daily

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

Curbing excess is unlikely to be easy - even to the point of spending cash you don't have (credit cards). Others seem to want to please you (perhaps they're afraid of your reaction if they don't). High drama's possible - especially if your financial plans are thwarted. Customer services departments could be tested by a few Leos - though, of course, you could make these dealings memorable in another way: by going on a charm offensive.


64.6%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

75 degrees (F), 60% chance of rain. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

97 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

81 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


82 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.


Sources:

General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll

The general-election results are based on combined data from July 3 and 5-6, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,650 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.

 

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets

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