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Thank you to call -- heading into this third and final presidential debate tonight yet the president and governor Romney.
All tied up 47% -- peace among likely voters that's the Wall Street Journal NBC poll that you're looking at right there Doug -- former advisor to President Clinton.
-- will be a former congressman from New York they're both here the dynamic duo as we like to call them tell us what's really gone on.
Before we talk about tonight Doug -- the polling expert the truth one of the best in the business who's winning right now.
I think it's a -- McConnell I think John and I were talking I think we both agree.
The momentum is with governor rounds -- who would win tonight it would be to 69 to 69 what it it would be pretty darn close that I mean I.
I could give via a -- but it would only be a guess but this is as close Connell to a statistical ties you'll ever -- OK so what does tonight then.
Congressman meaning your view because some -- so well.
You know foreign policy people artists union to that is the domestic economy but it Doug's right in the polling and it really is its high end.
Any little move for little mistake could matter well first fall it's like the seventh game of the world -- Every pitch from the first inning is crucial because it's so close.
That's tonight now tonight's debate is foreign policy and national security -- means defense spending.
Which means defense cuts in the state like Virginia.
If they talk about that that could sway votes all across the country -- you're saying if -- Romney bring it back home.
What you wish you don't want people number -- if -- Romney do not make a mistake that could hurt you for the last two weeks ran a lot that momentum dog talked about -- mistakes.
-- you want -- pass that threshold for an hour and a half I MA reasonable.
Commander in chief if he does that.
He's gonna have to have done a have a have a good night lot of people thought he made a mistake with the way hit -- it was handled in the last debate I don't know how you guys.
I saw that but does how -- -- become not if that was a mistake in terms of but -- good opportunity go and rectify tonight.
It was a mistake.
By Candy Crowley is in -- objection.
But the larger problem to me was the governor didn't have a narrative about what happened.
In Libya what our failings were and what we need to do now -- if -- to win that issue and I think you've lost it.
In the last debate if -- to win -- he needs to address those questions tonight successfully.
And the president.
Congressman in European terms he handles that I assume we're gonna see a similar president to be the one we -- -- -- -- and I think so but -- to two things someone on the band -- thing we have today in the Wall Street Journal -- article about the presidential daily brief and what was and it.
Clearly leaked this morning for the debate tonight and that'll that's gonna come up to that and also growing on this which we'll talk and they are throwing the CIA under the bus about the information about -- -- trying to inoculate.
The president from having done anything wrong that's number one -- you you just put on there the Iran story came out over the weekend.
That I think is another leak by the administration.
Trial -- to try to divert attention for tonight's debate -- -- denied it of course Richard mentioned and we're gonna talk about Iran in some detail.
-- next segment here coming up in in just a moment but job.
If you're President Obama are you less confident that you would have been about this debate when it was scheduled -- -- -- -- set -- final debate foreign policy the president has an advantage.
What got away Connell this was scheduled a long time before the tragedy in Libya happened.
Bottom line the president as you suggested did very well.
In the last debate he managed to.
Make the case that the administration had been responsive and acted on the intelligence they had he's got to do that again.
And if you look here as I believe this is the foreign policy numbers.
That are -- No -- single -- right.
Bottom line he's got a narrow advantage he's got to widen that advantage -- that could be worth.
A critical point or two in the election ploy you know its closest Dutch -- does know who would win if -- what I really don't write well about -- guys thank you Doug your congressman moderately -- appreciate.