POLITICS
07/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 18

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%

Rasmussen Daily
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

It wouldn't be you to indulge in 'crazy abandon' - but you might need to let your hair down a little. Spoiling yourself and someone close might seem like a very good idea. News from a friend who lives a long way away could give you an excuse to celebrate. You might want to know more about the background of a friend's relationship: which could irritate someone closer who would appreciate undivided attention.

29.7%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama

44%

Rasmussen Daily
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

You might be a little shaken (but not stirred) by events and people. You might not be entirely sure what's expected of you. Even choosing what to wear could be trickier than usual. It could be that you are trying too hard to fit into a group or social scene, It might also be that standing out from the crowd is more your scene anyway. An electric blue colour could draw you.

66.4%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Brooklyn, NY

Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. Hot. High 94F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

south Chance of Rain Nashville, TN

A mainly sunny sky. High 94F. Winds light and variable.

midwest Chance of Rain Kansas City, KS

Scattered clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing during the afternoon. High 92F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

west Chance of Rain Seattle, WA


Areas of dense morning fog. Clearing. High 74F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.


Sources:

General Election Poll: Rasmussen Daily Poll

Daily tracking results are collected via nightly telephone surveys and reported on a four-day rolling average basis. Each update includes approximately 900 Likely Democratic Primary Voters and 800 Likely Republican Primary Voters. Margin of sampling error for each is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

 

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets