Obama, Romney to square off in final presidential debate tonight, Oct. 22

Online Staff Report

The final presidential debate of the season will be from 8 to 9:30 p.m. (Central), Monday, Oct. 22, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. Moderator will be Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s Face the Nation. Topic will be foreign policy.

The final debate comes just two weeks before the Nov. 6 general election.

Many recent polls show Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney pulling away from President Barack Obama in the race for the White House.

Romney was the leader in three polls released Oct. 22. A Monmouth/SurveyUSA/Braun poll had Romney leading 48-45 percent, a Rasmussen Tracking poll had Romney leading 49-47 percent and a Politico/GWU/Battleground poll had Romney leading 49-47 percent.

An Oct. 21 IBD/TIPP Tracking poll showed Obama leading 48-42 percent. However, Romney led an Oct. 21 Gallup Tracking poll 52-45 percent and was tied with Obama at 47 percent in an Oct. 21 NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, have been unable to stop a free-fall in the polls since Obama delivered a lackluster performance in the first presidential debate Oct. 3.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll taken Oct. 2, the day before the first presidential debate, showed Obama leading Romney 49-46 percent.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012

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