President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are up for a rematch on tonight in the third and final round of presidential debates. The stakes are high for both candidates, who remain neck and neck in recent polls.
At this point, recent polls are offering conflicting views on who the likely victor may be. The most recent survey from Gallup says that Romney has a six point advantage, while others show Obama maintaining his early lead. Romney's campaign began to pick up steam after his performance at the first presidential debate on Oct. 3. To see the first debate in its entirety, click here. According to a POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll of likely voters, after the Oct. 3 debate Obama's lead over Romney narrowed to a hair—just 49 percent to 48 percent.
The third and final debate is airing tonight at 8 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Upcoming Schedule for 2012 Debates:
October 22, 2012
Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9:00-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)
The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.
(Debate schedule information from 2012presidentialelectionnews.com.)