I couldn't resist stealing this screen shot from Daily Kos. It says so much about the mainstream press' collaboration with the Repubicans in pushing their narrative:
Here, by the way, is how CNN justifies their claim: The true uncertainty of both figures, they argue, is about two percent, so if Romney got the absolute maximum possible and Obama got the absolute minimum, they would be just barely tied. Of course, what CNN and others fail to tell you is that it is not equally likely for, say, Romney to get 44% or 46% or 48%; the farther from the centerpoint you get the less likely it is to be the correct figure. There is a very, very small possibility that Romney and Obama could both be getting 48% and therefore be tied, but it is enough for CNN and the execrable former Pat Robertson employee Wolf Blitzer to hang their hats on. They're not worried about ruining their reputations; those have been in tatters for years among those who care about the truth.