The Hill's Christian Heinze points out the weird internal in the poll: Romney actually beats Obama by 14 points among Independents. But the likely reason is that CNN sampled almost no registered Independents. CNN surveyed 441 Democrats and 397 Republicans in its registered voters sample, leaving only 37 registered Independents possible in its total sample.
With that said, here are the key points from the poll:Obama regained his favorability edge over Romney, but there's likely some fuzzy polling in this poll or last week's. Obama's favorability stands at a net-positive of 15 points, a 14-point advantage over Romney. More voters (50 percent) said they trust Obama more than Romney (49 percent) on the economy. On Medicare, Obama has a huge 11-point advantage over Romney. Seven percent more people say Obama "shares their views" than Romney. 45 percent now say Obama "has a clear plan for solving the country's problems," compared with 39 percent for Romney. That's a complete flip from a late August poll. Obama wins among women by 11 points. In another weird internal, he also beats Romney by a single point among men.