10/22/2012 11:41 am ET

Presidential Debate Tonight: All Eyes On Obama, Mitt Romney

The presidential debate tonight marks the final standoff between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney ahead of election day on November 6.

The showdown starts at 9:00 p.m. ET and will air on major television networks.

The latest polls out on the presidential race show an increasingly tight fight shaping up between the presidential contenders. HuffPost's Mark Blumenthal reports:

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.

The debate on Monday night will focus on foreign policy.

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