Both candidates are feeling the pressure to perform at a high level. The latest numbers show a dead heat. According to a new CNN poll, President Obama and Mitt Romney are tied at 47%. And, the polls in multiple battleground states are still tightening as well. With so much on the line tonight, Eyewitness News hit the street to get your take on the big showdown.
"I've watched every debate. The Presidential, the Vice Presidential debate. I think Obama is going to win. I think he's more informed about foreign police and women's issues," said Utica resident, Joyce Nebush.
"They just tell you what you need to hear, what they think you want to hear, and they do just the opposite. They are more worried about who outdid who. They don't tell you the real deal," said Utica resident, Eric Petrie.
Eyewitness News also spoke with a Government and Politics Professor at Utica College today. He expects a battle to close the deal with undecided voters.
"Obama needs to not perform like he did in the first debate. And be more assertive in defending himself. Certainly Obama has the edge in foreign policy, it's been one of the stronger aspects of his presidency so I think that puts the impetus on Romney to really cast out on what Obama has done and raise questions about it," says Luke Perry, Associate Professor of Government and Politics at Utica College.
You can catch the final presidential debate right here on WUTR, ABC at 9pm tonight.