Election 2012: Obama, Romney in dead heat – Obama has upper hand
Obama and Romney will have their final debate, on foreign policy, on Monday in Boca Raton, Florida, where Romney is once again likely to challenge the president on his handling of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
The White House on Saturday denied a report by The New York Times that the Obama administration and Iran had agreed to hold one-on-one talks about Iran’s nuclear program, another issue that could shape the narrative of the campaign’s final days.
Meanwhile, Obama’s handling of the struggling economy will again be the focus when the Department of Labor releases the unemployment figures for October on November 2, just four days before the election. The report for September gave Democrats a boost by showing that the nation’s unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, down from 8.1 percent in August.
“It was always going to be a really close election,” Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said. “But the electoral math still adds up in Obama’s favor at the moment.”