The president is holding his advantage with the groups that boosted him to victory four years ago, but he can't rest easy.
By stirring up questions like contraception, he changed the course of the race and may have hobbled Mitt Romney.
The nearly 50 million Americans without insurance drive up health costs. But GOP alternatives offer no real plan to solve the problem.
A new poll finds women optimistic about their opportunities and comfortable with their roles. Say good-bye to the "mommy wars."
The president is likely to struggle with white voters who didn't go to college. Luckily for him, everyone else is optimistic about the nation.
President Obama's ratings among working-class whites have improved significantly since the Republican primaries and caucuses began.
Conventional wisdom says the primary is pushing the candidates to the right, but on some issues they're more hawkish than the base.
It's widely expected that the Pennsylvanian can connect with working-class white voters, but Michigan will test the theory -- and his viability.
If the president maintains his support in key demographics, Mitt Romney would be in serious trouble in a head-to-head matchup.
The safety net, the entitlement state, and the true beneficiaries of the "poison" of dependency.
Though he's still the frontrunner, low turnout in three conservative states, along with slipping independent support, are worrying trends for Romney.
Defending his remarks about the poor, he said he wants to "fix" low-income assistance programs, but his proposals would actually cut them way back.
For Gingrich, finding an argument that can restore the populist coalition he assembled in South Carolina will become much more urgent after Florida.
Two new polls suggest he's consolidating his vote -- and underscore the high stakes for Newt Gingrich in Thursday's debate.
Jim Crow and Strom Thurmond are long gone, but race remains central to tax and spending issues -- perhaps an omen for national politics.
His strong support among two big Republican demographics that previously resisted him shows how hard it will be to slow down the presumptive nominee.
The economic downturn exacerbated the deep political and cultural divides in our 50-50 nation. Here's what three years of polling data says about where American stands today.
If the surging frontrunner can win both Iowa and New Hampshire, the rest of the GOP field might as well pack up and go home.
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney's brutal offensives against one another in the last two weeks are sure to reappear in Democratic general-election attack ads.
Pulling the lever, pulling the plug: Voters are ready to "throw the bums out."