All tied up just before final faceoff
October 22nd, 2012
09:27 AM ET
10 years ago

All tied up just before final faceoff

Boca Raton, Florida (CNN) - Hours before the final presidential debate, a new average of the latest non-partisan, live operator, national polls indicates a dead heat between the two presidential candidates in the race for the White House.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls compiled and released Monday morning, 47% of likely voters say they support President Barack Obama, with an equal amount saying they back Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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The new edition of the CNN Poll of Polls is an average of five live operator, non-partisan, national surveys of likely voters conducted over the past week, mostly after the second presidential debate (on Oct. 16). The surveys are the Gallup Daily Tracking Poll (Oct. 14-20); NBC News/Wall Street Journal (Oct. 17-20); Washington Times/JZ Analytics (Oct. 18-20); Politico/George Washington University/Battleground (Oct. 14-18); and Investors Business Daily/TIPP (Oct. 15-20). The Poll of Polls does not have a sampling error.

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  1. Puddin

    Romney worries me with his loose talk about war with Iran. This country has detested these two unnecessary wars that the Bush/Cheney administration started. The country really does care when we see the number of military personnel coming home in body bags and thousands of others have been maimed for life. Everyone of them may as well have been my own sons and daughters. It was so painful to read their names on the public TV station each day as we lose more. And at Christmas and other special holidays, I thought of them and their families unable to be with each other, and also knowing thousands will never come home to their families again. It's gut-wrenching to me and, I'm sure others. In my Sunday paper, they include a copy of "Parade" magazine. This past Sunday, the front page has a picture of a miliary man, Kevin Powers, who has written a soldier's story and mentions in the writeup how he didn't think the country gave these sorry wars and those lost a thought. The title of the book is "The Yellow Birds." I will be buying his book, and I know many Americans will do the same.

    October 22, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. KEVIN2121961

    I have never seen a Presidential election so close. Has there ever been a Presidential election this close? Many of these States votes are going to be contested and it may take months to decide who won.

    October 22, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  3. Thomas

    Its Amazing ,

    Romney who lies , supports wars but won't ask his sons to fight in them , looks a 47%of Americans as land fill , who would like to see America and Israel under one flag , who talks about compassion , yet wants to remove services that benefit those in need .

    Its Amazing , How fast we forgot about the GW Bush years , and how fast some Americans want a repeat performance.
    Romney , 17 out of 24 of his advisers worked for GW Bush .

    October 22, 2012 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
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