POLITICS
06/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For June 12

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


41%

NBC News Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

You may be reminded of something said or done two weekends ago (around 11th). A close friend could take you by surprise too so that the day doesn't go entirely as planned lines. The best bit could come through a younger relative who's growing up fast and who would like to know more about your past. The bond between you could be stronger than you thought: you might share a talent.


34.4%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


47%

NBC News Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

'Crazy' people might still have influence. You may be more ready to cut and run though. You might even crave contact with a friend (a Capricorn?) who has never let you down. A shopping trip could once again lead you to the quality (expensive) items. This could be just for ideas though. That 'crazy' friend might have shown you how to identify what you want in the 'best' places and then find them cheaply elsewhere.


61.2%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

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

south Chance of Rain Atlanta, GA

89 degrees (F), 50% chance of rain.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

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

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


59 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain.


Sources:

General Election Poll: NBC News Poll

The NBC/Journal survey was conducted of 1,000 registered voters from June 6-9; Hillary Clinton officially suspended her campaign and endorsed Obama on June 7. The poll has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets