Presidential Debate 2012: Live Updates On Final Obama-Romney Showdown

10/22/2012 07:09 pm ET | Updated Oct 23, 2012

The presidential debate on Monday night marks the third and final showdown between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The focus of the event is on foreign policy and comes with election day just weeks away.

HuffPost's Mark Blumenthal reports on the latest polls out on the presidential race:

The latest tracking surveys continue to show a remarkably close race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, with Obama maintaining very narrow advantages in crucial battleground states like Ohio that will likely decide the election.

Eight new national tracking polls released since Saturday reinforce the conclusion that the race for president remains at a near deadlock nationwide. Three of the surveys give a slight edge to Romney, three give the edge to Obama and two show an exact tie, including the latest from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.

Below, a live blog of the latest developments to unfold.

Presidential Debate: The Final Showdown
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