Bolstered by a new poll that shows him leading in Ohio and two other battleground states, President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his ninth campaign trip this year to the Buckeye State to attack Republican rival Mitt Romney's tax plan as unfair to middle-class Americans.
President Barack Obama hit the road for campaigning and fundraisers Friday, arguably the worst day so far in his re-election bid due to a disappointing employment report that brought sharp Republican attacks led by certain GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
The percentage of Americans who self-identify as favoring abortion rights has hit a record low of 41%, while those who consider themselves "pro-life" reached 50%, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.
Hollywood pulled off another blockbuster as a star-studded guest list delivered $15 million into the campaign coffers of President Barack Obama Thursday night.
George Clooney hosts an exclusive fundraiser for President Obama's reelection campaign. CNN's Nischelle Turner has more.
America's top technology companies have approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of, according to a new poll.
Most New Yorkers believe the city's police act appropriately in dealing with Muslims, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.
Mitt Romney will try to break away from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Super Tuesday contests in 10 states that put 419 delegates up for grabs.
Mitt Romney is on top in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University survey.
Since 1988, when Michael Dukakis beat his main Democratic rivals in a slew of March primary states, "Super Tuesday" has usually played a pivotal role in determining presidential nominees in both parties.
Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum spent Friday trading barbs and stumping for votes in Michigan, where polls show the two candidates in a virtual tie four days before what has emerged as a critical contest.
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.
Newt Gingrich's stunningly strong win in the South Carolina primary capped an incredible week in the Republican presidential nominating cycle., but what did we learn from it?
How did Newt Gingrich do in his South Carolina victory speech? CNN analysts debate its significance.
CNN's Shannon Travis follows the New Hampshire ballots as they go from the voting booth to a city hall vault.
There wasn't much drama in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary ? CNN called the race for long-time front-runner Mitt Romney as soon as the polls closed. But there were things we learned from the results and the exit polls. Here are five of them:
David Gergen explains why he thinks Mitt Romney's post N.H. primary speech was a preview of his convention speech.
Mitt Romney can't catch a break, unless it comes with an unenthusiastic sigh.
Jon Huntsman got the third ticket out of New Hampshire, but it's unclear how far that ticket will take him.
CNN's Jim Aocsta talks to Jon Huntsman about the New Hampshire primary results.
As Republican presidential candidates barnstormed through Iowa in the last few days before the first nominating contest of the 2012 Republican campaign, three rivals were trying to position themselves into a third-place finish behind the front-runners.
Forget all of the complaints about the Iowa caucuses. It may be good for everyone else that the Hawkeye State is going first.
The gridlock and partisanship that threatens to ruin Christmas in Washington could be an election year gift for President Barack Obama's campaign.
As Newt Gingrich poll numbers rise, so does media interest in his campaign and he says that's just fine with him.
As he seeks his party's presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a man who knows he's lucky to be alive -- politically, that is.
Americans have typically been optimists about the future, but when it comes to how things are going in the country, a new national survey suggests that may no longer be the case.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports on what the GOP 2012 race looks like so far, with the election one year away.
Is President Barack Obama running against the GOP or the GDP?
With Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's dramatic demise this Thursday morning, the world is rid of a tyrant, and a free Libya has jumped a mile forward to stability (though, as CNN's Ben Wedeman reports, there are still many more miles to go).
President Obama said Moammar Gadhafi's death "marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya."
Three Americans freed after being held in Iran lent their support Monday to the now-global Occupy movement, applauding its participants' idealism and activism while making a specific point to protest what they call the harsh treatment of state prisoners in California.
President Barack Obama wrapped up a three-day trip to the western part of the country Tuesday with a visit to the political swing state of Colorado, where he renewed the push for his $447 billion economic growth plan and ripped congressional Republicans for opposing higher taxes on the wealthy.
CNN contributor Errol Louis discusses President Obama's speech at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner over the weekend.
President Barack Obama spent part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Southern California, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town-hall events, a meeting with Marines and fund-raisers for his re-election campaign.
President Barack Obama will spend part of Monday hobnobbing with celebrities and other power-brokers in Los Angeles, continuing a West Coast trip that includes town hall events and fundraisers for his re-election campaign.
In his 2010 book "Fed Up!" about all that is wrong with U.S. governance, Texas Gov. Rick Perry never mentioned Israel or Palestinians.
The president's approval numbers have sagged again, to just about the lowest point in his presidency. He's trailed below 50% since the spring of 2010; now he's sunk to 43%.
El presidente Barack Obama reveló un plan de reducción de presupuesto. (19 de septiembre)
President Obama takes his jobs bill on the road and asks Congress to "pass the bill right away."
President Barack Obama's disapproval rating has reached a new high of 55% while the number of Americans who think he is a strong leader has dropped to a new low, 48%, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday.
Most Americans believe the Social Security system needs major changes but they disagree with the characterization of it as a lie and a failure, according to a new national survey.
In less than six months Republican presidential candidates will face off in early critical caucus and primary states and if polls are any indication at this early stage, it's fair to say Rick Perry's recent bounce shows he could be a thorn in Mitt Romney's side.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is greeted by protesters as he meets with voters in New Hampshire.
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.
Charles Bella is a retired coal miner who now opposes the type of mining he used to do: mountaintop removal.
The president speaks to reporters after House Speaker John Boehner abandons deficit reduction talks.
The brilliant but disgraced President Richard Nixon once gave a speech in which he spoke of the "silent majority" in American politics.
Most Pakistanis told pollsters they disapproved of the U.S. military operation that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the direction their country was headed, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
Pollsters in Peru said Sunday that left-leaning Ollanta Humala looks poised to win the presidency, defeating rival Keiko Fujimori in a polarizing runoff election that pits the county's left and right against each other.
When President Barack Obama lays a wreath at the 9/11 Memorial on Thursday, he had hoped to be joined by former President George W. Bush. But in declining this invitation, Bush has left some observers puzzled, while others were supportive of his decision.
CNN's Nic Robertson visits Osama bin Laden's neighborhood, just down the street from Pakistan's top military academy.
Peruvians will head to the polls Sunday in a tight race that centers on how to best manage Peru's robust economic growth.
President Obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign today with an early morning e-mail blast to supporters.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux asked national political correspondent Jessica Yellin to elaborate on President Obama's hopes to raise 1 billion dollars for his 2012 re-election campaign.
U.S. President Barack Obama urged Americans to "win the future" this week, while moving ahead in the effort to do that himself as well.
A new national poll indicates that 56% of all Americans have an unfavorable view of Sarah Palin, an all-time high for the former Alaska governor.
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Roy Sekoff about Sarah Palin's use of the expression "blood libel."
In September, former President Jimmy Carter said the controversial Islamic center should be built in New York.
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.
Voters this year may be more anxious than angry.
Kirby Daley of the Newedge Group explains how investors around the world are reacting to the U.S. election results.
Are candidates who choose to ignore questions from reporters making a wise political move?
It has been said over and over again: The 2010 midterm is the anti-incumbent, anti-Washington and by virtue of their position in power, the anti-Democratic election.
CNN's Tom Foreman takes look at the two major candidates running for Senate in Delaware.
If the polls are a reliable predictor, Chris Coons has the Delaware Senate race wrapped up.
In the days leading up to what looked like an upset win in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, Christine O'Donnell found out the perils of being in the national political spotlight.
Fewer than half of Americans oppose legalized same-sex marriage, according to a new poll on the issue released Wednesday, with significant shifts in public opinion on the issue just since last year.
In September, Marc Lamont Hill and Ann Coulter faced off on whether same-sex marriage is a civil right.
With little more than a month to go before the midterm elections, President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low.
To project elections, CNN and its election experts use scientific statistical procedures to make estimates of the final vote count in each race. CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele kicks off a 117-city bus tour in Washington on Wednesday morning as part of the party's effort to retake the House of Representatives.
Tuesday marks the final round of the primaries before November's general election. Seven states will be voting. But two contests in particular symbolize the struggle we've seen all year between the centrists and ideological activists.
A new national poll released Sunday indicates that eight in 10 Americans say that the economy is in poor shape, and the number that say conditions are very poor is on the upswing after steady declines through the spring.
Weighed down by a president with a less than 50 percent approval rating, Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Chris Van Hollen will lay out the party's plan of attack for November elections at a Friday news conference.
For more than a year, Democrats in Washington have turned a deaf ear to the American people when it comes to health care.
The federal judge presiding over the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona has blocked a key provision of the state's new immigration law. But that is unlikely to change the public's mind.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, has taken a seven-point lead over Republican opponent Sharron Angle, according to a new poll published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Official results from Poland's presidential runoff weren't expected until Monday, but exit polls gave interim President Bronislaw Komorowski a slight lead over challenger Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the twin brother of the late president.
Japan's prime minister is in a world of political hurt right now. The latest poll numbers by the country's largest daily newspaper, The Yomiuri Shimbun, showed 24 percent of those polled approve of Yukio Hatoyama's performance, a nine-point drop from a month earlier, while 67 percent disapprove of him.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on a new tool consumers can use to find information on political parties.
After Cleggmania, the "bigotgate" gaffe and the first-ever candidate debates, the Big Day is almost here.
Nearly six in 10 Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in the United States, according to a new national poll.
Which elected officials are most responsible for the broken state of Washington? Political experts weigh in.
As President Obama marks one year in the White House, an average of the most recent national surveys indicates that just over half of the public approves of how the president is handling his job.
Take a look back at the highs and lows of President Obama's first year in office.
Though the federal stimulus plan is unpopular, many Americans overwhelmingly support the basic provisions within the bill, a new national poll suggests.
CNN's Drew Griffin goes to the first stimulus project and reports on the number of jobs it created.
Republicans may be on the verge of pulling off what was politically unthinkable until now: winning the race to fill liberal lion Edward Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts.
The economy is regaining ground as the most important issue on Americans' minds, according to a new CNN poll released Tuesday.
Americans are giving Barack Obama a split decision on his first year in office, according to a national poll released Tuesday.
In the wake of the Christmas Day attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner, most Americans remain confident the Obama administration can protect the country from terrorism, according to a new national poll.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser talks to Polling Director Keating Holland about new polls on Obama, terror and full body scans.
President Obama may be the most popular man in his administration, but according to a new national poll, he's not the most popular person.
Eleven months before crucial midterm elections, a national poll indicates that the public is divided over whether the country would be better off with Democrats or Republicans controlling Congress.
Two years into the recession, Americans don't see economic conditions getting better any time soon, and the steady growth in optimism that previous surveys measured throughout the year appears to have stalled, according to a new national poll.
A rise in skepticism among Americans over global warming is mostly due to changes among Republicans, according to a new national poll.
Support for President Obama has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in a CNN poll despite high marks for his recently announced Afghanistan policy.
Americans are starting to lose confidence in the government's ability to prevent a nationwide epidemic of the H1N1 flu, according to a new national poll.
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