Originally Posted by Pseudofool
In likely voter polls, party identification is not really something that makes much difference. In fact, it doesn't even need to be asked at all, particularly this close to the election. The moderates in the middle who decide the election are the ones much less likely to have any official party identification, for sure. But at this point, most people's minds are made up.
It doesn't surprise me one iota that, in a state where the Democrats have won every election but one since 1988 by 5 or more points, in a state that voted for the incumbent in the last election by a 10 point margin, only 4% of those polled are self-identifying as independents.