The 2012 election take a back seat today as both candidates observe a one-day silence on political ads in commemoration of the September 11th attacks. Meanwhile, President Obama has a post-convention bounce in his step according to a new CNN-ORC poll. He leads Mitt Romney by six points with 52% for Obama to 46% for Romney. The two were previously tied at 48% last week in the same poll.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser breaks down different numbers on “Early Start” this morning. He also gives a great explanation of registered and likely voters. “Registered voters is the wider pool of voters. That means you’re registered to vote,” he says. “The likely voter model is a tighter model, which means a person is more likely to vote, actually cast a ballot on Election Day or vote earlier.”