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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 17

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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
44%
Gallup Daily
scorpioVIRGO
August 29, 1936

You may be asked to give up some of your spare time today in order to help underprivileged children and/or to organise a fund raising event. As a Virgo, being of service is something you enjoy doing and therefore you'll be happy to assist. In fact an evening spent eating out with friends and/or family will be so much more enjoyable because you've been able to lend a hand for a good cause and will turn out to be a lovely social event.

30.5%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
47%
Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

Leos often like to be the centre of attention (although that isn't always the case) and today it could be you are the lead organiser of a charity event raising funds for your local hospital. Alternatively you could be coaching children at a swimming gala. Money could literally slip through your fingers today although I don't believe it'll be more than you can afford, if anything it'll be reward for something you've put a lot of effort into.

65.1%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

84 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

91 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

88 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

90 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain.

Sources:

General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Poll

The general-election results are based on combined data from July 13-15, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,638 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.

 

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets