Poll of Polls: Dead heat for Obama, Romney
Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama will face off for a final time Monday night.
October 22nd, 2012
09:41 AM ET

Poll of Polls: Dead heat for Obama, Romney

It's a dead heat for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney heading into Monday night's final debate.

The latest CNN Poll of Polls - an average of five nonpartisan national surveys of likely voters over the past week - finds each of the two candidates has the support of 47% of likely voters.

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  1. Cartwright 58

    No offense but the Poles shouldn't even factor in to this. Poles and Polish citizens can't vote in a United States election.

    October 22, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • bobthemunk

      This is the best thing I have ever seen.

      October 22, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • neo_losangeles

      I wish everyone had sense of humor like you!! Made my day!!

      October 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest Account

      ha ha!! too funny!

      October 22, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff

    Like some of the others, I hope they tie.

    October 22, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Nance

      I wonder what would happen if it really did end up a tie? Would they have to do a challenge like on Survivor?

      October 22, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • donkey teeth

      Arm wrestling match.

      October 22, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Civics Teacher

    There has never been an exact tie during a presidential election. If one does occur then the election decision rest with the Senate Majority Leader.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Rikuman

      Incorrect. The Senate is tasked with selecting the Vice-president through a simple majority. The House of representatives is tasked with selecting the president. In the house, the first candidate to win 26 states in the house wins. The house has until March 4th to select who would be president.

      Rasmussen and Gallup both put Romney ahead in the polls. Rasmussen polls have been accurate down to a half of a percentage point in regards to election turnout.

      Iran is going to be an issue whether Romney or Obama is president. War is possible, hopefully not likely but possible either way. Israel may do a preemptive strike. This is going to be disastrous because the Middle East is a very volatile region now.

      Tonight's debate will play an important role in the outcome of the election. Benghazi will most likely be a key talking point tonight as well as Iran as the Obama administration has been very inconsistent in regards to labeling the attack for what it was.

      October 22, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    An interesting thought @ Nance..

    What the poles also indicate is a surge of support for Romney among white voters and a surge for the President among the Latinos. also surprisingly Romney has narrowed the President's lead in female voters.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. Pete

    Knowing how happy the racially charged republicans are that's what its gonna be because they were whinning last week crying foul but are quiet as sleeping babies because they got what they wanted ,a tie..But after last weeks closing of a factory in Freeport,Illinois that Romneys Bain owns and his making 8 million for it being sold to Chinas Sensata its going to be hard for this wealthy elitist to lie because the evidence is clear,Romney doesn't care about the American people he's only pandering to the ignorent white racist that don't want the black man,the first one as president to make another term..You can't deny the facts from your McConnell to your republican rep Thompson in Wisconsin that said if Pres.Obama loses he'll go back to Kenya,is that how you republicans act because its pretty evident since the presidents inaugeration where this has been going.There's been no showing of respect from anyone in this nation from the right and you know it ,so the flames of hate and racism from the right won't die until this president leaves the WH, but quess what it won't be for another 4 years idiots because Pres.Obama has got the October surprise up his sleeve,it might just be told in the debates tonight!!

    October 22, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      It does seem kind of odd that Romney had to debate both the CNN moderator and Obama in the last debate.

      If the moderator had been slanted towards the Repubs I bet the Democrats would have rioted in the streets.

      October 22, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • cr

      Isn't he half white?

      October 22, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • areuserious

      WRONG, and at least those on the right don't use the black for political gain and then string them along with an American dream that includes food stamps and a phone. If Black folks have REAL self respect they would boot the loser out of office themselves!

      October 23, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Truth

    It's also funny that no one brings up race but the democrats. The color of each candidate is irrelevant – except to democrats who constantly talk about it.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Iman1000

      In fairness, the Tea Party would hold up signs that had our President with a bone thru his nose and wearing T-shirts that say "its time to put the white back in the White House" Thats racism. I think the Republicans do get pigeon wholed as racists and I don' t agree with that statement. That being said any racist will vote for a Republican because its the only other party to vote for.

      October 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • areuserious

      one out of 10,000 signs. But then again you have an eagle eye

      October 23, 2012 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  7. adejuwon

    Obama will cease war for U.S in future while Romney will bring more wars on U.S

    October 22, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Evan

    Guess what? This poll doesn't matter. Only the electoral college does. And it's not close there. 70% chance of Obama winning. This is just CNN making it look close to keep ratings up. Ohio is Obama's and so is the election.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. adejuwon

    believe me on foreign policies, Obama has been fantastic and objectives even diplomatically, so am sure with experience he add more tactics in handling foreign policies, there is no time for U.S to start experimenting. but As for Romney, very sceptical and authoritative, The American people should watch out or else the trown is about to slip off, building a future for the next generations brings continuty in power and not trying different agendas. A word is enough for the wise.

    October 22, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bob

    What happened to my other comment?

    October 22, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. ForReal

    Evan has it right. It's the electoral vote. McConnel will probably have a stroke. I for one would hate to have a guy in office that loves war but would never go in nor send his sons in. Such a hyprocrite.

    October 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    You do nothing for your cause, whatever the heck that is.

    October 22, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. cthrulies

    Romney is just downright dangerous every time he opens his mouth. His remark about Russia, or in his 1970’s mind, the Soviet Union, is just one very important example. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Mitt Romney’s characterization of Moscow as the United States’ “number one geopolitical foe” has actually helped Russia. The Russian leader said Romney’s comments strengthened his resolve to oppose NATO’s plan for a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, a system Russia believes will degrade its nuclear deterrent. The U.S. insists the system is aimed at Iran, not Russia. Putin called President Obama “a very honest man” and said after their meeting at the G20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, he believed he could strike a missile defense deal with him, saying Obama’s willingness to deal appeared “quite sincere.” Putin expressed concerns about the GOP nominee, or someone with similar views, taking over the reins of the missile defense shield. Way to go Romney. I bet Iran was happy you stuck your foot in your mouth too

    October 22, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erica

      Vladimir Pootin ? He shouldn't be doing that. Maybe he had beans for lunch.

      Whoever wins it will be ok. Things will work out.

      October 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Name*Blue blood

    I am not white and I will vote for Romney and I am not stupid as desperate Eva mentioned. Two more months and we will file income tax again. I found that my income this year is lesser than last year around 4-5 grans and last year was lesser than the year before. I paid more on health insursnce. I am not in the middle class and it's a rough time. Also, I do not apprecitate the president handled the foriegn policy, he told Russia president to wait after the election, what's the deal? He lied about Benghazi situation and did not honor the four killed Americans with dignity. I don't think he leads the country in the right direction. For better or worse, or the end of the world is near, I need to see the change. If Romney will not perform well during his administration, then there will be no 4 more years, at least I have no fear for a change. I also never judge people by skin color, it's the brain, people!

    October 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Romney Troll alert

      Obamacare will not kick in till 2014. As far as your insurance it went up 143% during Bush so your memory is short. Whats the deal with Boehner not bringing the jobs bill in over a year? They wait till after the election. I guess we will find out after the election what Romneys plans are? no thanks.

      October 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Moonlight

      Who starts a conversation off with I not white? Vote for whom ever, but stop with the race card. I myself am American Born and I will vote.

      October 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Jim

    The fact that people like you actually have a say in the turnout of an election is horrific. Go back to whatever hole you crawled out of.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
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