President Obama, Mitt Romney prepare for tonight's final presidential debate
POSTED: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 4:34pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — All eyes are on Florida, where tonight Mitt Romney and Barack Obama face off in their final debate. The outcome of the election could be on the line.
The two are tied in the latest polls.
President Obama arrived in Florida trailing by two percent in the battleground state, down five points since the first debate.
Nationally it's a tie. Turnout could be key.
Mitt Romney is hoping to enthuse his potential backers in tonight's clash on foreign policy. He's sure to press on Libya, charging the president tried to cover up an Al Qaeda attack. On Iranian nuclear weapons, Romney will vow to be tough but not rush to war.
President Obama will point out he killed Osama Bin Laden and ended the war in Iraq.
The latest NBC poll finds voters feel Mr. Obama would better handle foreign policy in the future than Mr. Romney, 46 to 38 percent.
The candidates also face heavy competition for TV viewers.
The National League baseball playoffs and Monday Night Football are on at the same time as the debate.