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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 12

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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
42%
Gallup Daily
scorpioVIRGO
August 29, 1936

A blast from your past has the potential to unsettle your day. A related phone call could prove extra-long. News might be surprising, but you might be reminded by a good friend that you're hearing just what you need to hear. Your skills as a strategist may be required if progress is to be made. This could mean working after hours or using your vast network of acquaintances to achieve the impossible.


31.0%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
48%
Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

Friends who've known you for ages and who've been privy to all you've gone through in recent months are likely to be the first to wish you well and to urge you to enjoy a moment of success. They might also sense that your passion-volume is turned up and that you need to be allowed to make one of your grand gestures.


64.9%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

86 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

101 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

80 degrees (F), 80% chance of rain. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

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

Sources:

General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll

The general-election results are based on combined data from July 8-10, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,661 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets