POLITICS
05/20/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 13

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


43%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

Like a mobile phone whose battery doesn't always charge as well as it might, there may be many moments today when you need others to offer you energy. A spiritual awakening of some kind is possible. In fact, inspired by something that you read or hear, you could make a commitment to assist people you've never met. The desire to play the 'magician who's never unmasked' may be strong. As a result, you could make a few people very happy.

8.5%

chance of

winning


obama

50%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

A chord could be playing on your heartstrings - or Cupid could be simply having a whale of a time. True, this might all be in your imagination. It might even come through inspiration from a film. The point in all this is that it's likely you'll be reluctant to face normal routine chores. The arrival of someone who is so completely obsessed with a project might cause you to wince. There may be elements of this person that remind you of yourself though.

90.8%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


43%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

It is possible that you could be overwhelmed by just how much there is to do. You might also be dealing with a contact made some years ago and who is now a considerable distance. An element of confusion about what they want and expect could creep in and so distract you from dealing with a repair. Both situations have the potential for draining your batteries. On the upside, once again, a Leo or in Aquarius, could inspire you as they've done in the past.


37.1%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


47%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

You will find little comfort in your emotions today, dear Leo. You may want to simply stick to business. Concentrate on getting things done in your regular routine. Create a plan and stick to it. This is not a day to deviate from the norm, nor is it a time in which you will find sympathy from others. Stick close to home and take care of your personal business. Time is precious, so don't waste it.


55.5%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election

McCain

mccain


44%

Gallup Trackng Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Try not to be smothering today, dear Virgo. You may want to seek comfort in the company of others, but you may find that this action only produces grouchiness on the part of all parties involved. Curb your tendency to find fault in the ones you love. Your best bet is to focus your energy on tasks you've had on the back burner for quite some time. Tackle projects that need special attention and the most discipline.


37.1%

chance of

winning


Clinton

clinton


49%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

It may be hard for you to feel connected to anyone today, dear Scorpio. You are probably better off just keeping to yourself. If you are feeling sad or depressed, it is best to work through these feelings on your own. Other people are not apt to be too sympathetic to your situation. You are better off sticking to your work in order to keep the demons out of your head.

6.5%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Washington, DC

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

south Chance of Rain Decatur, GA

77 degrees (F), 30% chance of rain.

midwest Chance of Rain

Chicago, IL

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

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


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


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

The Democratic nomination results are based on combined data from May 9-11, 2008. For results based on this sample of 1,319 Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

General Election Poll: Gallup Daily Tracking Poll

The general election results are based on combined data from May 7-11, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,370 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is ±2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk and astrology.msn.com

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets