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Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For August 7

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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.


Below is a chart that 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

If you're given to over-the-top reaction on occasion, then you might 'spontaneously combust' when an intriguing offer is made. Even if that's not your style, you're likely to be moved by events. From finding a bargain whilst on holiday to news that a close friend is being offered an escape route from a job they now dislike, you could be forced to think out of your usual comfort zone.


38%

chance of
winning

Obama
obama
46%
Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO
August 4, 1961

More than one partnership could demand attention. You may be nearing a 'signing on the dotted line' moment. Dealings with administrative bodies seem likely. You might also be involved in helping someone extricate themselves from a complicated situation. You might even be the decoy. Quite separately, attraction between you and a 'Water baby' (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) could be irresistible.

60%

chance of
winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

92 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

90 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.
midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

85 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain.
west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA

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

Sources:

General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll

The general-election results are based on combined data from Aug. 3-5, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,691 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets

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