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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For August 2

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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

Teasing information from someone might take time - but the effort could be worth it. You could also be at your bartering best. Where you're at a disadvantage is when dealing with mail or phone calls: being behind the scenes works best today. A little intrigue could enter into your private life. You may not want someone to know about a trip you've made recently.


36.5%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
44%
Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

Discussions centre on both improving your surroundings, letting friends know of recent changes and arranging your social diary for the weekend. You might not wish to disclose everything: especially just how much you've spent on an item that's neither good quality nor even really needed. Transport costs could be slightly higher than usual too. Stepping up your pace at the gym is a possibility.


62.7%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

81 degrees (F), 60% chance of rain. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

104 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

83 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

83 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 29-31, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,680 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets