POLITICS

Huffpollstrology: Candidates' Horoscopes, Polls And More For May 8

May 15, 2008 | Updated May 25, 2011

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.



















 PollsStarsBetting
Democratic nomination
Clinton

clinton


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

What's going on within your inner core could be so, so important. Your spiritual side may have been awakened. Learning more about a code of behaviour - or even undertaking a retreat or meditation, is likely to both re-energise you and give you a clear idea of goals. The person with greatest influence over you today is probably someone who lived a long time ago.


8.5%

chance of

winning

obama

47%

Gallup Tracking Poll

(National)

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

Not only does it appear that you need to 'come out to play', it also seems you'll be in the mood for tradition: acknowledging the past could be important. Anticipation of a forth-coming event is likely to build and might even cause a 'tears before bed-time' moment if you get too hyped up. That might be unavoidable though - especially when someone from the past makes unexpected contact.


90.4%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs obama in the General election
McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

Though these might still be early days, you could be in celebratory mood. Your mind could also be turning to design - and how you can revitalise something old. The bargain-hunter within you is likely to be inspired by a newspaper article about a style that's traditional but from a culture about which you, as yet, know little. Fascination with old, religious artefacts seems likely too.


37.1%

chance of

winning

Obama

obama


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioLEO

August 4, 1961

Mix your reality with a bit of fantasy today, dear Leo. Allow your feet to come off the ground for a little while. Give yourself a rest. Take some time to meditate and clear your mind of your daily worries. Calming, relaxing activities are the best way to spend the day. Spend time taking long walks with friends, and feel free to go deep into conversation regarding the most outlandish subjects. Allow yourself to dream.


54.7%

chance of

winning

Mccain vs clinton in the General election
McCain

mccain


45%

Gallup Trackng Poll

scorpioVIRGO

August 29, 1936

Let yourself go into high creative mode, dear Virgo, and drift off into a whole other world. Escape your present reality and explore your fantasies through any sort of artistic endeavor. Dream as big as your mind allows. There is no limit to the things that can manifest on a day like today. Push your limits and test your boundries. You may be able to soar much higher than you think.


37.1%

chance of

winning

Clinton

clinton


46%

Gallup Tracking Poll

scorpioSCORPIO

October 26, 1947

When faced with ten entrees on the menu, it may be hard for you to choose just one. Feel free to order two or more, dear Scorpio. Don't let indecisiveness slow you down. At the same dime, don't view it as something negative. The key for today is going with the flow. Expand your dreams as far and wide as you wish. Have fun as long as you are willing to take full responsibility for your actions.


6.6%

chance of

winning


weather report
EastChance of RainConcord, NH

74 degrees (F), 20% chance of rain. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

southChance of RainWashington, DC

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

midwestChance of RainDallas, TX

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

westChance of RainPhoenix, AZ


93 degrees (F), 0% chance of rain. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.


Sources:

Democratic Nomination Poll: Gallup Poll

The Democratic nomination results are based on combined data from May 4-6, 2008. For results based on this sample of 1,237 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 2-May 6, 2008. For results based on this sample of 4,382 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