A look at the polls ahead of last candidate showdown
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 4:18
- Date Oct 22, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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Almost exactly two hours and ten minutes from now governor Romney and President Obama will be seated at that table on that stage with moderator Bob Schieffer.
And the third and final debate will begin the topic is foreign policy and this is a big deal because in this election.
Debates matter let's look at the latest polls them.
The most recent out tonight Washington Post ABC national poll very close we have President Obama at 49%.
Governor Romney at 48%.
That you look at that national Gallup daily tracking poll.
This has Mitt Romney with a big lead 51 to 45.
And then the real clear politics average this is seven of the most recent national polls and this has Romney up less than a point.
These are national polls obviously we focus on the battleground states a lot.
We're back with the panel -- your thoughts of where this race stands right now ahead of this debate.
Momentum that began Mitt Romney.
That October 3 the date has not run out although.
The question is whether it's gonna keep flowing strongly enough to carry Ohio and get -- Easily over 270.
Within our poll Washington Post poll one of the most interesting findings is that he's basically.
Pulled even with the president on the question of foreign policy and fighting terrorism.
So he at least comes into this debate tonight on an even footing with the president which is not really what I would have expected.
A month ago that tells you that.
In a way that the overall momentum that he's gained since October 3 the date has spilled over an -- reflecting more broadly on his image.
It's favorability rating is nearly even.
With the president's he's in pretty good shape whether it's good enough to actually win.
We'll find out.
A lot of focus Steve on Ohio as chuck mentioned the new Suffolk University poll out tonight has its Todd.
And that the real clear politics average of polls in Ohio and again this is the seven most recent polls in the state of Ohio has the president with just a slight lead there.
It seems like governor Romney's closing the gap there even the Democrats have been kind of throwing about Ohio for a long time.
-- doesn't -- -- for the Obama campaign that is probably the poll of all the things that have come out.
Both today and over the weekend that concerns me the most the fact that.
-- -- it is dead even there there was also inside that same Washington Post ABC poll.
Poll of the seven battleground states which -- -- -- Romney was up fifty to 46.
In those battleground states those -- the two things that I think.
Would concern me most but I've talked to people on the ground and Ohio over the past couple days what what they say -- -- in part what -- is saying here after the first debate.
Mitt Romney saw this surge of enthusiasm and energy people were were were eager dictated from -- into the Romney headquarters they were making phone calls.
Doing things -- had trouble getting people to do there was just remember about three weeks ago.
Some popped loose talk may be Mitt Romney pulling out of Ohio he was -- to compete their keyboard.
In the way that one person I talked to characterize it to me was.
What happened was President Obama that running a marathon and with one mile left Mitt Romney looks up president -- in front of them Obama has stumbled.
And Mitt Romney now sees that he can overtake him if he continues to.
Quickly Charles won more state Colorado another -- -- a new poll out by -- -- has governor Romney up fifteen to 46 in the real clear politics average there.
Has Romney up just slightly.
In the state of Colorado.
-- It's possible also without Ohio that there's -- way they've Romney wins.
To what -- -- -- at the state of the race.
That's exactly right there are now the -- which are not have known terrible long shots if you can't substitute for the for Ohio's leaders.
If he doesn't carry it but I think what's happening tonight.
Is that Obama has -- -- Romney has the momentum.
And as long as he draws even tonight -- even -- win.
If he draws even tonight the momentum continues and I think that would carry him.
To a victory -- he just has to hold says he doesn't have to hit a home run to make sentence work to -- when medical.
Charles chuck Steve thank you as always that's it for the panel will wrap.