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
Being in touch with home-base may be necessary. Stocking up food cupboards is another strong possibility. It could be that you've sensed there will be extra mouths to feed over the next few days. It might also be that you'd like to change diet. This could be mental as much as physical: perhaps a new newspaper - or the need to talk to people with a positive attitude?
August 4, 1961
You might be accused of pushing others into play-time activities before they're ready. Impatience could be a problem. You're probably right to recognise that a good friend would benefit from being taken 'out of themselves'. You too might benefit from seeing the world differently - which could result in making travel arrangements.
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92 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
100 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
90 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain.
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89 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain.
General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll
The general-election results are based on combined data from July 24-26, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,692 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.
Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets