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. Iman1000

    Please study Krishna and Horus, both born from a virgin on Dec. 25th, preformed miracles, were crucified, and resurrected 3 days later. And both were born 1000 years before Jesus. Do some research and stop being so ignorant.

    October 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr Frankenstein

      Nice one Iman... the problem is Krishna and Horus may have been born before Jesus but they don't pre-date the Jewish religion that prophesied Jesus and the things he would do thousands of years earlier. who copied who?

      October 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suni

      Krishna came around 5000 years before ie around 3000 BC.
      According to Christians, Jesus came around 2000 Years before.
      Krishna Era pre-dates long before Jesus walked on this earth. Keep it real folks.

      October 22, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • areuserious

      one is a lie and one is the only way to LIFE.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Moonlight

    Republican in office mean another war, And I really dont think the Ronmey Boys would enlist, which only leave the 47 percent to do the dirty work. (Bush all over again)

    October 22, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      VERY true; we can hear the war drums beating in the distance already...sans the Romney boys, of course.
      Tagg, you're it.

      October 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sam Oommen

    October 19, 2012 – Some thoughts as we move forward to Presidential Election 2012
    Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – is a religion or cult
    Billy Graham – the renowned Evangelist at his website had posted Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints- as a CULT till the last week. The information is now removed by taking away ‘Mormans’ from the list of CULTs given in the website. They have given a clean chit to Mormon.
    1) Has God allowed anybody to be Judgmental or shift their stand to suite their personal agenda? That is what we see by the removal of Mormons from the list of Cults from the Billy Graham Website. It is so sudden, suggestive of the fact that it is intended only to extend support to Romney by Franklin Graham. By any means ‘my candidate’ should get more votes; faith and belief apart!
    2) The question here again is Mormon – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – are they acceptable to believers and faithful followers of Christianity. For all these years it was not and the stand now is shifted in October, 2012. Is Mr. Franklin Graham the sole judge for Faith and Cult? Is it not wisdom to reject Franklin’s suddenly changed opinion?
    3) Is our well listened and heard religious leaders ready to compromise with cults and even with devil to eliminate the will of the people with the only intention of defeating a candidate who has proven his worth and commitments?
    What is behind all the above? There is a well-organized and planned effort by the so called believers including the so called Evangelicals – some, wealthy and financially unscrupulous – to eliminate President Barrack Obama as a one time President by any means. Should we not put these people in their place using divine wisdom by rejecting their candidate?
    Should America be guided by them who changes convictions and opinions over night? It is time for all of us to resist this nexus of evil, and support our President Mr. Barrack Obama, by all means, for another term in the White House. Should the renowned and politically minded immigrants encourage this? There is hope and prosperity for the Middle Class only under Obama. Come out and vote in support of Obama
    This is another clear example where the elite in the Christian circles have closed their eyes towards the amazing way God's justice and fairness was carried out through the major reforms passed during Obama's first term in office. If we recite the Songs of Virgin Mary as used in our church liturgy, many truths will ring out in our minds; such as God's mighty works done through the meek and chosen in the society while the rich and mighty were cast away.

    God has used Obama to speak for and to lift up the weak; the last; the least and the lost in the society. Justice and fairness to the middle class will come only from the Obama administration. We don't need to be included in the 47% of the society Romney was talking about behind the curtains. Let our religious leaders open their eyes and see how the Lord will carry out His justice for His people even though it may not be the way of the rich Republicans with their crooked minds envisioned.

    Let us give Obama 4 more years to finish up the reforms Obama started in his first term in office. Let us spread this word to our countrymen as well.
    Easow Sam Oommen

    October 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suni

      Only jobless fools like you have plenty of time at your hand to waste on typing all the crap you just did.
      Vote for Obama and remain jobless for another 4 years!! Take your sorry self elsewhere please.
      Romney/Ryan – 2012 for Progress.

      October 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • M W

      Cheap shot ... Oommen to take a shot like you just did against people with a real faith is sad but expected.

      The 47% that Romney referred was tempered compared to what I am going to lay out on the table for you. The 47% are the unfortunate Americans who do not believe in God, the actual teachings of the Bible, who Jesus Christ is and why he died. And among the 47% are "Christians" who do not follow those teachings believing what they think or feel is above God's directives for all our lives.

      That 47% believes in dependence upon government and not on God. They put their faith and trust in slick words from teleprompters and not from God's holy word. They are victims of dumbing down of American through our public schools for the past 4 decades whereby they are unable to execute critical thinking and unable to articulate good questions.

      Obama does not exhibit the character or qualities of a Christian. If he is a Christian, he needs to repent for his mandates to kill the unborn and to restrict rights of fellow Christians.

      I believe it is time that it be said: You cannot truly follow Christ and vote for Obama. If Obama wins it will not be because of independents and their votes. It will be because of the rank and file Democrats who are guilty of putting their feelings and thoughts above what God's Bible truly says about His qualifications for leadership. It will be because these individuals continue to align with the Democratic party that find's it difficult to even acknowledge God in their platform.

      These individuals will vote for him because they have aligned their faith in Obama rather than in God. Obama's election will be an indictment upon the Christian church in America and its failure to effectively teach God's word and help these individuals know and enjoy the blessings from faithfully following God rather than foolishly following Obama.

      October 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sam Oommen

    October 18, 2012 – Some thoughts as we move closer to Presidential Election.
    Tagg Romney wants to 'take a swing' at Obama: Over the line?
    Romney Told Bosses to Tell Their Employees Whom to Vote For
    Ann Romney says, “This is the last campaign for them for the Presidency”
    These are the head-line news of the day. It is time for every American to take a pause, think and move forward. Think twice before you cast your valuable votes in the Presidential election 2012.
    We cannot restrict this year’s Presidential campaign just to one issue unemployment. All other issues such as, Economy, Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Energy, Education, Immigration Policy, etc. as important as unemployment. The question foremost and important is the Middle Class because the majority of Americans fall in the category. We need a President who cares for the Middle Class.
    The unemployment situation will improve and jobs will be created. We need to understand who is holding the job seekers hostage for their selfish motive. The Republican Agenda of “Obama one time President” will back fire and they need to answer to the people of American for holding them hostage.
    The Good News according to Ann Romney is that. We do not have to see Romney anymore after November 6, 2012. Tagg Romney said "he wanted to take a swing at Obama". Is that the family value Romney teaches, to take a swing at the President? Tagg says, "Obama called his father a liar". Is that true America? Obama said "that is not correct Romney". That is not calling a name as "liar". Romney was speaking untruth and flip-flopping for the last 3 years. Romney has contradicted all his statements he made at the Republican primary. Now he speaks in a different language and tone. This we call "a wolf wearing the fur coat of a lamp". America, Can we trust Romney? He did and spoke just opposite of what he said in the Republican primary. He will do the same after the Presidential election.
    But Romney’s wife knows that, Romney is not going to be elected. So she took early bail by the statement that "they will not be in for another try for Presidency. Thanks Ann Romney. Spare the Americans and let Obama continue his good and exceptional work to MOVE this Nation FORWARD.
    Romney now indulges in fear tactics on employees. Romney instructs Bosses to tell their employees whom to vote for. He also warns them of consequences if they do not. Are we living in an America where we speak of freedom and liberty? Do we have the freedom to vote for a President of our choice? Romney, now you are only a presidential candidate. How will you act and behave if you are elected as President. A dictator who dictates on the people of this nation. A boss who instructs that I want this to be done. We need a President for America. Not a Boss or Dictator. We do not need flip-flop. We do not need mistrust.
    America, please bear in mind these statements. It is not good for the Middle Class and Working Class. Do you want to earn decent wages for your hard work? Under Romney rule you will be denied a decent wage. Employee will be at the mercy of Employer. Romney will encourage the Employer to create an EMPLOYERS’ MARKET WHERE MIDDLE CLASS AND EMPLOYEES WILL SUFFER. Never will there be an employee/employer harmonious relation.
    Let us stick with Obama for four more years in the White House. Come out and let us vote for Obama. ANOTHER FOUR MORE YEARS FOR OBAMA AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

    October 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • DOUG RISCH

      IWhat Kool Aid have you been drinking Ben? Your lengthy e-mail does nothing to change my mind about Obama. If you
      dig into the health care law and find out how many people will eventually die because they cannot be readmitted to a
      hospital you might change your mind, but probably not. Not only will the hospital deny entrance to the same person for
      the same problem, but now we find out it would be for a different problem as well. This becomes an attack on the
      elderly which is exactly what was what Pelosi said...after they pass it read it and then find out.. The law is a disgrace as is this administration. Four more years of this and we'll be the next Greece if not sooner. Everything about this administration is misguided....economic policies, foreign affairs including the lies and cover ups regarding Libya,
      ramming a health care bill down the American's throats at a time when the administration needed to focus on jobs.
      Goodbye Obama.

      October 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Scott

    Today's Gallup Poll, 22 Oct, has it at Romney 51%, Obama 45% with a margin of error of ±2% among likely voters 🙂

    Scott

    October 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Seth Green

    Get Gary Johnson in the polls and you will see where the country is really at. but i know that Cnn and the major stations will not include him because Republicans and Democrats have them in there pockets

    October 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    – 4 Dead Americans
    – 1st Assassinated Ambassador in over 4 decades
    – Nothing but Lies and Cover-up by White House as to a "video" narrative
    – Complete irresponsible and reckless behavior with Israel and other Foreign Leaders (under Vegas priorities)
    – Al Qaeda is stronger today than they were on 9/11 (the original)
    – Obama is out to lunch having a good time with the Muslim Brotherhood

    This debate is over before it even began...

    October 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • DOUG RISCH

      Well said Steve...my sentiments exactly.

      October 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • concernedcitz

      1 – Osama bin laden is dead
      2- The auto industry was saved
      3- everyone has heath care
      3-we are still the greatest country in the world
      4-we are moving in the right direction ( forward)
      5-fundamental human rights for everyone
      6-no tax breaks for the elite
      7- jobs stay here in the USA
      I don't know who will get your vote, but if its Romney you should get your head examined if you can!!

      October 28, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. mike

    the polls are wrong. Obama wont have anywhere near the historical voter turnout he had from 2008. Romney wins in a Landslide. Lets get this country back on track to start paying China back!!!

    October 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @mike,do you think Romney as president will help America out of debt,get your head out of your butt.His Bain just Friday finished the sale of Honeywell to Sensata of China and he made 8 million for out sourcing overseas again..170 jobs lost,if president just who is expected these supposid 12 million jobs,America or China you tell me smart guy!!And Romney and Tagg involved in a 9 billion dollar ponzi scheme with Allan Stanford who doing 110 for the scheme plus racketeering,look it up its surprising how it been hid this long...Better do your research before opening your mouths,you republicans are famous for voting losers in the WH,Bush as a fine example,proud aren't yah!!!

      October 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. rich

    REPUBLICANS=NO MEDICARE NO SOCIAL SECURITY –40% OF THE WEALTH OF THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS GONE TO THE TOP 1%-----

    October 22, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. rich

    ROMNEY THE MAN WHO MOVED JOBS TO CHINA NOW HE GOING TO BE TOUGH ON CHINA-–HA–HA-HA

    October 22, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Suni

    Krishna came around 5000 years before ie around 3000 BC.
    According to Christians, Jesus came around 2000 Years before.
    Krishna Era pre-dates long before Jesus walked on this earth. Keep it real folks.

    October 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. philip

    Unions tell there rank and file how to vote but thats diffrent.

    October 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. the 1 prophet

    Ok lets all stop using body language so we can be true

    October 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. timmany

    I THINK CNN IS PRO ROMNEY, I DON'T SEE MUCH OF THEM SAYING THE GOOD THINGS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE. ALL I HEAR IS ROMNEY IS NECK AND NECK WITH THE PRESIDENT. THEN YOU SHOW A PICTURE OF ROMNEY WAITING WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE DEBATE ROOM. I DON'T SEE YOU SHOWING PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY TOGETHER,WHY DOES'NT CNN SPEAK ABOUT THE GOOD THINGS THE PRESIDENT HAS DONE. THERE ARE SO MANY NEGATIVE ARTICLES ABOUT ROMNEY, BUT I DON'T SEE YOU PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THAT STUFF. AND BELIEVE ME THERE ARE ALOT OF NEGATIVE ARTICLES ABOUT ROMNEY.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. FAU Research Survey

    Take the survey FAU is doing on leadership with the election

    http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1308061-xyNeobPbiX

    October 22, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
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