HUFFINGTON POST
05/04/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For April 27

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
Democratic nomination

Clinton

clinton

47%

Research 2000 Poll

(Indiana)

scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

Fascinating as it may be to watch and listen to others debating complex issues, you might do better to devote attention to personal health and nutrition: it could be that you're pushing yourself to unrealistic limits. A friend who works in the world of medicine or who is naturally sensitive to what are 'good' and 'bad' foods, might alert you to a way of boosting your system. Over the next couple of days, alternative methods of dealing with problems could capture your imagination. (horoscopes.co.uk)

16.5%

chance of

winning


obama

48%

Research 2000 Poll

(Indiana)

scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

If it weren't for the cost, your party-spirit could come out to play in force. You're probably right to identify that known prices are just the start and that related costs could be considerable. Your thoughts on this could take a Cancer or Virgo by surprise. In revealing your concerns, you could earn points though. Your creative alternatives should also bring you accolades. (horoscopes.co.uk)


81.0%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


44%

Newsweek Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

It might seem to you that others (especially Leo and Sagittarius friends) are being swept along on a tide of enthusiasm. You might also feel that they're 'all talk and no action'. You could be surprised however. Perhaps your coaching has paid off! You might also be impressed by innovative suggestions that would take you all to the cutting edge of a fashion or style - and could be good fun to put together. (horoscopes.co.uk)

40%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


47%

Newsweek Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

You have always been impulsive and with the Sun, your ruler, aspecting Uranus, planet of spontaneity, this weekend you are sure to go over the top in some way. But don't go so far that it costs you your reputation. (Leo)


45.9%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election

McCain

mccain


45%

Newsweek Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Your reserved Virgo exterior will crack this weekend and, frankly, it's about time. For several months now you have kept your opinion of a certain group of people under wraps but what happens over the next 48 hours means that is no longer possible. It's okay to shout a bit. (NY Post)

40%

chance of

winning


Clinton

clinton


48%

Newsweek Poll
scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

You will be more than a little demanding today, especially with people you believe owe you something. Of course, demanding and getting are two different things but there are not many people out there who would dare deny you. (NY Post)


12.5%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Washington, DC

61 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph.

south Chance of Rain Miami, FL

79 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Milwaukee, WI

53 degrees (F), 10% chance of showers. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph.

west Chance of Rain Portland, OR


88 degrees (F), 20% chance of showers. Winds NNW at 10 to 15mph.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Research 2000 Poll

Sample of 400 likely Democratic primary voters polled by telephone April 23 and 24.The poll has a 5 percent margin of error.

General Election Poll: Newsweek Poll

Results are based on telephone interviews with 1,203 registered voters nationwide. Interviewing was conducted April 24-25, 2008. The overall margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for results based on 1,200 registered voters. Results based on smaller subgroups are subject to larger margins of sampling error. The margin error is plus or minus 5 for results based on 600 registered Democrats and Dem leaners. In addition to sampling error, the practical difficulties of conducting surveys can also introduce error or bias to poll results. This poll was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk and NY Post

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets