By CNN's Jack Cafferty:
It's election time and politicians will do - or say - anything to get your vote.
Starting with President Obama and Mitt Romney all the way down the line, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle want you to believe that they feel your pain.
But it's an open question if any of them really do.
Ron Paul was the rare candidate who actually connected with voters these past two election cycles. He attracted a ground swell of support from people who were looking for some real answers. But it was never enough to propel him to the next level.
As for most of us, the two major political parties - Democrat and Republican - often seem interchangeable.
And a new poll suggests that the vast majority of voters are staying loyal to the party they supported four years ago, with just a little switching sides.
The Gallup Poll shows 9 percent of 2008 Obama voters have switched to supporting Romney this year, while 5 percent of McCain voters have switched to Pres. Obama.
The groups most likely to either switch presidential preferences - or be undecided - include: Hispanics, Asians, independents, political moderates, Eastern residents, those with a high school education or less and unmarried men.
Pollsters say that because loyalty to the president is slightly less than loyalty to the Republican candidate is the reason the race appears to be tighter now than in 2008.
The deepening mystery is why after continually being disappointed by both parties so many people continue to support them. What is wrong with us?
The list of problems the country is mired in suggests the two major parties are the problem, not the solution.
Here's my question to you: How much do the two major political parties really care about you?
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