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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 19

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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

Your brain cells are likely to be teased - which would probably make this an excellent day to sit an exam or test. Inspiration could come from someone who shares your moral code or belief system. The down side of this is that this person might be too into 'spin' and less into analysing their methods. It might fall to you to probe a plan or method.


30.9%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
45%
Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

As for a few signs, you could be trying to fit more into one day than is actually possible. True, it could be that others are throwing ideas at you which leave you so excited that you can't help but want to take action. For some though it could all be too much: depression or a feeling of wanting to escape is a possibility. For those creative Leos who want to shut themselves off from the world and write or read to their hearts content – go for it – but expect interruptions!


65.9%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

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

98 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

82 degrees (F), 40% chance of rain. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

80 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 15-17, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,641 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets