Ed Morrissey, Hot Air, checks the poll's internals and explains why this is not good news for Barack Obama.
According to CNN’s internals of this likely-voter survey, Obama doesn’t come close to tying Romney in one key indicator — independent voters. According to the sample data, Romney leads independents by a whopping twenty-two points, 59/37. How can Romney have a 22-point lead among independents but still only get to a 49-all tie with Obama?
Among those likely voters, 41% described themselves as Democrats, 29% described themselves as Independents, and 30% described themselves as Republicans.
Yes, that’s a D/R/I of 41/30/29. In 2008, a big turnout election for Democrats, the D/R/I was 39/32/29, and Obama won independents by eight points.
Does anybody really think the Tea Party is staying home tomorrow? Not happening.