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|
August 29, 1936
You may feel the need to stand up to someone who's unpredictability has affected your diary for too long. You might even feel the need to threaten legal action. Flexing your mental and moral muscle seems likely. You might also be affected by someone who preaches a code that sounds as though it's right for you: even consider signing up on one of their courses.
August 4, 1961
In a sense this is the dawn of a new relationship. You now need someone to mean what they say: they're likely to be expecting the same of you. In a setting that's unfamiliar to you both, all this could be tested. In so many ways, your flexibility could be questioned. Whilst near water - or even swimming - your competitive streak could surface.
|East||New York, NY|
86 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
90 degrees (F), 40% chance of rain.
86 degrees (F), 40% chance of rain.
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79 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll
The general-election results are based on combined data from July 6-8, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,666 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets