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

HuffPollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For August 1

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


43%

Rasmussen Daily
scorpioVIRGO August 29, 1936

Today's New Moon, which is actually a total solar eclipse, could coincide with a need for time to reflect. Perhaps you need to start afresh in one area of your life. You could discover that you need more mental stimulation: and a search on the internet might even bring about an ideal book or training course. Looking back to what you were doing back in late July 2000 might give you a clue to why you're feeling as you do right now.


37.0%

chance of

winning


Obama

obama


45%

Rasmussen Daily
scorpioLEO August 4, 1961

A power struggle could take place today on the day of a total solar eclipse. On a literal level you could find yourself at odds with someone who's being over-dramatic - though that person could be you! At a different level this could come through criticism of the way you spend your time (and with whom). It's possible also that someone has been economical with the truth and that you now feel wounded. Reflecting on a time back in late July 2000 may help you to work out exactly what's going on.


60.0%

chance of

winning




















weather report
East Chance of Rain Brooklyn, NY

A few clouds from time to time. High 89F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

south Chance of Rain Biloxi, MS

Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

midwest Chance of Rain Boulder, CO

Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 96F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

west Chance of Rain Seattle, WA

Cloudy with a few showers. High 68F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.


Sources:

General Election Poll: Rasmussen Tracking Poll

Daily tracking results are collected via nightly telephone surveys and reported on a four-day rolling average basis. Each update includes approximately 900 Likely Democratic Primary Voters and 800 Likely Republican Primary Voters. Margin of sampling error for each is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Horoscopes: horoscopes.co.uk

Weather: Weather.com

Betting Lines: Intrade Prediction Markets