POLITICS
08/10/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For August 3


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

Change might have been thrust upon you. You might also be surprised at the way in which others are reacting to the chaos that's going on around them. If on holiday this could provide much to laugh about. Within a one to one relationship (either business or personal) you might not be entirely sure that someone's going to keep their side of a bargain and so allow you to settle into a situation with as much ease as possible.


37%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


44%

Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

Your batteries may be well on the way to being recharged. The process could be helped by getting involved with a creative activity you particularly enjoy - or by spending time with someone you find attractive. It might also be that you're now in the midst of change that could be described as dramatic. The assistance of a Pisces friend who shows understanding and talks you through practicalities could be invaluable.


61.5%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

84 degrees (F), 40% chance of rain.

south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

100 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

88 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


90 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain.


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