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 might need to remind yourself frequently that the definition of a partnership is the bringing together of two different people. Your plans may not be shared. It could be that there's been a degree of confusion - particularly about a design. A regularly planned outing with friends could turn out to be particularly enjoyable. Romantically this could also prove to be a major date in this year's calendar.
August 4, 1961
A friend: someone who talks a lot but tends to promise more than they deliver could make your day special. They may sense that you're retreating into a shell - possibly because your confidence is in danger of being zapped by someone who's being just too fussy. Your contribution to plans for a weekend event may be invaluable. A further possibility is that others are trying to learn from you and need to pin you down to arrangements to meet regularly. Your social life however might be picking up speed.
|East||New York, NY|
93 degrees (F), 10%
95 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
87 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain.
|west||Los Angeles, CA|
80 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain.
General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll
The general-election results are based on combined data from July 16-18, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,657 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets