POLITICS
07/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 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
Mccain vs obama in the General election

McCain

mccain


42%

Washington Post - ABC News Poll
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

You might understandably be edgy - perhaps unsure about travel arrangements or, indeed, if someone is truly committed to a project. Emotionally you might now be on new ground. You may not yet feel safe and secure enough to ask too many questions. An friend could surprise you by asking these anyway. Their instincts could be spot on in many ways.

29.8%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama

50%

Washington Post - ABC News Poll
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

You could get involved in what, to some, appears to be a double-deal. Unsettled by recent events you may feel you have no option but to put together contingency plans. Another possibility is that a loan or financial arrangement is changed and that you now need a different kind of support. A message that arrives either in a metallic-looking envelope or which is conveyed in an unusual electronic manner could play a vital role.

64.9%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

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

south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

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

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

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

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


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


Sources:

General Election Poll: Washington Post Poll

The poll was conducted by telephone July 10 to 13 among a random national sample of 1,119 adults, including 971 registered voters. The margin of sampling error for the full sample and for voters is plus or minus three percentage points; it is larger for subgroups.

 

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets