Obama, Romney in dead heat before final debate

President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney will have their final debate tonight on foreign policy, a topic many voters consider less important than other issues such as the economy and healthcare.

President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney will have their final debate tonight on foreign policy, a topic many voters consider less important than other issues such as the economy and healthcare.

Still, both can score some much-needed votes with a good performance. Obama can use the occasion to promote the fact that he ended the Iraq war and oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden. Romney can use his time to talk about the prospect of a nuclear Iran and question the Obama administration's handling of events in Libya.

Both are in need of a win tonight. The two candidates are tied according to an online survey of likely voters, which found Obama and Romney each supported by 46% of the electorate.

For Romney to break that tie and ultimately win the election, he will need to expand his lead in polls on who will best fix the economy and narrow the president's lead among women.

For Obama to succeed, he will need to defend his own record while questioning Romney's ability to lead the nation.

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