POLITICS
05/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 16

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


44%

Gallup Poll

(National)

scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

From a financial point of view, you could experience a bumpy ride. It may be that you've underestimated a bill. It could also be that a community challenge is revised and works against you. On the positive side, you could achieve closure on a matter that you've struggled with for a couple of years. Changes within the family might also need to be addressed, - but could bring pleasu


6.8%

chance of

winning


obama

50%

Gallup Poll

(National)

scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

The possibility of some houseguests might have you checking out your house to see what needs to be done to make it presentable. A few minor repairs may need to be made, dear Leo, and you could do some shopping in order to dress the place up a little. Books might give you some workable ideas that you can use. Your mind might be working faster than your body can, however. Take care not to push yourself too hard.


91.5%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Today you might decide to participate in community activities involving children, dear Virgo. Field trips for either pleasure or educational purposes may take place, and you could enjoy it as much as the kids. Letters and phone calls could come from far away, bringing good news, which you'll almost certainly want to pass on to others. In the evening: Curl up with the latest best-selling mystery. Intrigue should be especially appealing right now.


37.1%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


45%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

Your slow and steady approach may need a sharp kick in the pants today, dear Leo. Don't hold back your opinions. This is a time to get it all out on to the table, despite the tension that this may cause. Strong forces are at work, so don't be surprised if things get a bit more heated than you are used to. The fact is that incredible breakthroughs can be made through the disagreement among different types of people.


57.2%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election

McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Trackng Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Try to seek freedom and new experiences today, dear Virgo. This is an important time for you to spread your wings and explore. Keep in mind that emotionally, something or someone may be working to hold you back. An opposing force is promoting war while you insist on keeping things peaceful. Perhaps there is an important lesson that you need to learn. Be more assertive in your actions, and don't let people walk all over you.


37.1%

chance of

winning


Clinton

clinton


48%

Gallup Tracking Poll
scorpioSCORPIO October 26, 1947

Recent developments have brought new interests into your life, dear Scorpio, and as a result, you might be seriously considering enrolling in a formal course of study involving these subjects. If you really want to do this, this is definitely the right time to start. Others in your community might want to do the same, so a get-together to discuss this subject and others might help all of you to clear your heads. Books and magazines could also be of help.


7.1%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Washington, DC

60 degrees (F), 90% chance of rain. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

south Chance of Rain Nashville, TN

69 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

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

west Chance of Rain Portland, OR


96 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Gallup Poll

The Democratic nomination results are based on combined data from May 12-14, 2008. For results based on this sample of 1,234 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 10-14, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,372 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