CNN contributor Mary Matalin says an upcoming Hollywood-style Obama campaign film will turn off Independent voters.
A poll released Wednesday showed Rick Santorum maintaining his lead nationwide among likely Republican voters, topping his closest rival Mitt Romney by a margin of nine percentage points.
Mitt Romney is learning that there are costs to an ugly, extended primary fight marked by a rush to the far right. Independent voters get alienated by the extremism.
Polls show GOP front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in a virtual tie before Michigan primary. Joe Johns reports.
CNN's Jim Acosta takes a look at the challenges facing GOP candidate Rick Santorum after he lands in New Hampshire.
Game day is here -- the New Hampshire primary is under way.
CNN's Shannon Travis follows the New Hampshire ballots as they go from the voting booth to a city hall vault.
CNN's John King talks to Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman about the New Hampshire primary.
New Hampshire is all about the independents. And that's why it's the best test of general election electability.
CNN speaks to voters at 20 Manchester, New Hampshire, bars to "scientifically" determine Tuesday's big winner.
As people head to the polls in New Hampshire, the campaigns will learn whether all the funds used for direct marketing to voters was money well-spent.
CNN's Dan Lothian reports on the independent voters in New Hampshire who could hold the key to victory in the primary.
Among the political threats wielded by Donald Trump in his carnival barker quest for the presidency is that if denied the Republican nomination, he would run as an independent.
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Donald Trump says that the U.S. war in Iraq was a waste of money and American lives.
Islamist parties made dramatic advances in Egypt's parliamentary elections during the first round of voting for lawmakers this week, a result reflecting a growing embrace of religious-oriented sentiment across turbulent North Africa.
Jim Clancy reports from Egypt on historic elections that saw a 62% turnout and Muslim Brotherhood winning most votes.
Elections are underway in China. Not for the country's presidency but for "Renmin Daibiao," or the National People's Representatives Congress.
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman explains why he is better suited for the presidency than Mitt Romney.
As a voter, aren't you tired of feeling as if you don't really have a choice?
If polls were right early in the 2008 primaries, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would have sailed on to become the Republican nominee for president.
On a breezy evening in August, Jon Huntsman walked into a house party filled with undecided New Hampshire voters and started shaking hands.
GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman discusses his stance on abortion, same-sex marriage, and immigration.
Kezai started receiving professional tennis coaching at the age of eight. Since then his father has worked hard to cover his training costs.
As Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes closer to jumping into the race for the White House, he's also close to the top of a new national survey in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.
As we celebrate Independence Day at the start of a long hot campaign season, it is worth remembering that patriotism is not the same thing as partisanship.
So Sarah Palin walks into a Pennsylvania coffee shop, virtually unannounced. She sits down with a bunch of guys, gets her picture taken and is asked whether she would declare her candidacy right there.
At this stage in a presidential campaign, there's always someone -- and sometimes it's more than one -- who flirts with running and thinks a few things, as in: Why not me? (I'm smarter than the rest of those clowns!) What's the worst that could happen? (I'll be in demand on the lecture circuit!)
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Melania Trump about her husband Donald Trump's possible presidential run.
Trump says he is strongly looking into where President Obama was born.
In every election cycle, someone arrives to provide a political freak show, but even by those standards, the fascination of some Republicans for Donald Trump defies easy explanation.
Overreach and backlash: They are the prime drivers of politics in our time, pushing the pendulum swing back and forth between the parties faster and faster.
President Obama is being criticized for what he did not include in the 2012 budget. CNN's Samantha Hayes explains.
Criticism of President Obama's $3.7 trillion 2012 budget from both the left and right is a sign that it will probably find favor with independents, an expert on the influential voting bloc said.
In the wake of the Tucson tragedy, even calls for civility are being politicized.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on the Muslim Brotherhood candidate's struggle in the Egypt election campaign.
Egyptian voters headed to the polls Sunday in parliamentary elections that critics have said could be tainted by fraud and intimidation.
CNN's John King explains what the results of the 2010 midterm elections might say about the 2012 presidential race.
His party got its clock cleaned in Tuesday's midterm elections, but President Barack Obama still remains competitive in some hypothetical 2012 presidential election matchups, especially against Sarah Palin, a new poll shows.
Editor's note: There are five days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
With the election just days away, most Americans disapprove of both Democrats and Republicans in Congress, while 58 percent of our fellow citizens say it's time for a third party.
Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio says President Obama can "shove it" for not endorsing him.
Editor's note: There are 27 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
Once upon a time, back after Barack Obama's impressive 2008 presidential win, defeated and depressed Republicans had to do something to prove they still had a pulse. So leaders went out of their way -- and it wasn't easy -- to recruit stellar, well-known, GOP candidates for Senate: a governor in Charlie Crist of Florida, a secretary of state in Trey Grayson of Kentucky, a seasoned and popular congressman in Mike Castle of Delaware.
A former madam who claims to have provided prostitutes to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says she is running as an independent candidate for governor.
The current ruckus over building an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero, calls to change the 14th Amendment and other so-called "wedge" issues are roiling up each party's base, but they're turning off independents, analysts say.
House Democrats face tough times in Maryland as Republicans try and regain majority. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
Former President Bill Clinton, the man once described as the "comeback kid" during his 1992 presidential bid, has now become something of a go-to guy for Democratic candidates facing a tough election battle.
After an Independence Day holiday weekend, it's time to focus on another declaration of independence that is gaining converts across the country. Independent voters are the largest and fastest-growing segment of the electorate.
Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee Terry Branstad looks east when asked if he is concerned about a possible third-party candidacy by rival Bob Vander Plaats.
The monthlong sprint that is the British elections ended Thursday night with a hung parliament, meaning plenty of wrangling is still to be done before we know who will be the next prime minister.
Voters in Utah can now go online and sign a petition to qualify candidates for public office, the state's highest court ruled Tuesday.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist has announced that he will run as an Independent in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
Freddy Balsera, CNN's Candy Crowley and Erick Erickson talk about the evolving Florida Senate Race with CNN's John King.
Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist wants independents to back his bid to become Florida's next senator. But he might not be exactly what they are looking for.
A GOP fund-raiser says Florida Governor Charlie Crist will run for Senate as an Independent instead of a Republican.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has decided to run as a nonaligned candidate rather than compete for the Republican Party nomination in his bid for the Senate, a GOP fundraiser tells CNN.
Three credible independent candidates are running for governor this year in three New England states where registered independents outnumber Democrats and Republicans.
An Egyptian publisher who recently released a book calling for political change was arrested at his Cairo home during the weekend, and copies of the book, his computer and manuscripts were confiscated, friends and family said.
Going into the midterm elections, Democrats argue that their health care reform bill will insure millions more Americans, help small businesses and reduce the deficit. Republicans argue the opposite: It will kill jobs, choke the economy and lead to a government takeover of health care.
CNN's John King talks with bloggers and an independent activist about the landmark health care vote's effect.
CNN's Jessica Yellin explores some ideas citizens are suggesting to help Washington break the partisan gridlock.
Today's bipartisan health care meeting is being called a summit, a term that brings to mind diplomatic missions during wartime. That's a fitting description for the atmosphere in Washington. Political opponents are considered enemies.
Activists in the Tea Party movement tend to be male, rural, upscale, and overwhelmingly conservative, according to a new national poll.
The President's address focused on jobs and the pain of a down economy. CNN's Ed Henry reports.
President Obama acknowledged Wednesday night that he's faced political setbacks during his first year in office.
CNN's Carol Costello talks with middle class voters about the State of the Union address.
President Obama returned to many of the themes from his campaign during his State of the Union address, calling for change and condemning partisanship in Washington, while maintaining an unflappable confidence that America's best is yet to come.
A panel traces the missteps of the Democrats in the months leading up to last night's upset loss of a Senate seat.
Democrats and Republicans woke up this week with a fresh perspective on the midterm elections.
John King and his "magic wall" explain which Bay Staters voted for Scott Brown and why.
Political analysts say that emotions played as big a role as issues in Republican Scott Brown's earthshaking win this week in traditionally Democratic Massachusetts.
The morning after winning the Massachusetts Senate special election on Tuesday, Scott Brown was still trying to take it all in.
On Tuesday, the eyes of the political world will be turned to Massachusetts where an unexpectedly close special election is being held to determine who will succeed Ted Kennedy in the Senate.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Keating Holland discuss which party will best lead the country in the right direction.
Despite the bruising battle over their proposals to overhaul health care, congressional Democrats have maintained an advantage over their Republican counterparts on one key measure, according to a new national poll.
The story so far: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does everything in her power to get health care reform passed by keeping her Democratic caucus together.
Republican Bob McDonnell wins the race for governor in Virginia, reversing a trend of the state electing Democrats.
A Republican Party left for dead by many in the wake of recent Democratic landslides sprang back to life with wins in hotly contested races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey.
A Republican Party that struggled in the wake of recent Democratic landslides sprang back to life Tuesday with wins in hotly contested races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, according to CNN projections.
CNN's John King explains that many Virginia voters who elected President Obama did not vote for Democrat Creigh Deeds.
Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.
Right now, the political intelligentsia is consumed with the outcome of a congressional district in upstate New York.
Chris Daggett is a political novice yet has the routine down pat: Approach a morning commuter, extend his hand and a good-morning greeting, and pick a question from his repertoire:
When Sarah Palin weighed in last week on the contentious special congressional election in New York, she did so in her trademark way: unconventionally.
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