POLITICS
08/02/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For July 26

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%

Gallup Daily
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

On a mental level you could find yourself consciously consigning certain thoughts to a mental dust-bin which proves to be healthy. This could also coincide with someone suggesting that it's time you stopped carrying around emotional baggage which has no function whatsoever - other than making you unhappy. You are likely to be on the go all day today either running around after children or absorbing yourself in some creative activity.


33.0%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


47%

Gallup Daily
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

You have a lot of energy today, which is great news because you are going to need it. Practical tasks are going to be coming in thick and fast. Someone close may have mislaid an important piece of paper – containing some vital, possibly confidential information. Another possibility is that a set of keys has gone missing. Your memory may be playing tricks on you: or it could be that someone's enjoying teasing you.


63.2%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain New York, NY

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

south Chance of Rain Dallas, TX

102 degrees (F), 10% chance of rain. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

midwest Chance of Rain Chicago, IL

87 degrees (F), 40% chance of rain. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

west Chance of Rain Los Angeles, CA


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


Sources:

General Election Poll: Gallup Tracking Poll

The general-election results are based on combined data from July 22-24, 2008. For results based on this sample of 2,641 registered voters, the maximum margin of sampling error is +/-2 percentage points.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets