The Straits Times
Published on Oct 23, 2012

Obama and Romney meet for final debate as race tightens


BOCA RATON, Florida (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney face off in front of the cameras for a final time on Monday as opinion polls show their battle for the White House has tightened to a dead heat.

With 15 days to go until the Nov 6 election, the two candidates turn to foreign policy for their third and last debate, which starts at 9pm. (9am Singapore time).

The stakes are high, as the two candidates are tied at 46 per cent each in the Reuters/Ipsos online daily tracking poll.

The debate will likely be the last time either candidate will be able to directly appeal to millions of voters - especially the roughly 20 pct who have yet to make up their minds or who could still switch their support.