By Shiryn Ghermezian, EnStarz | Oct 17, 2012 03:13 PM EDT
The third and final presidential debate of the 2012 election season will take place on Monday, Oct. 22, from 9 p.m. ET until 10:30 p.m.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will go head-to-head in their final debate in Boca Raton, Fla. The event will be moderated by NBC News correspondent Bob Schieffer.
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Acclaimed talk show host Larry King will moderate an event held in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 23, of minor-party presidential candidates, which will also broadcast on the internet. The debate will include the following minority party candidates: Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson, the Green Party's Jill Stein, the Constitution Party's Virgil Goode and the Justice Party's Rocky Anderson.
Larry King left CNN in 2012 and now hosts a show on Ora.TV, an on-demand Internet station.
There are only 20 more days until Election Day 2012, on Nov. 6.
A CNN/ORC International poll of 457 registered voters who watched the debate last night revealed that President Barack Obama won the Tuesday night match-up. Forty-six percent said he did better than his competitor, Gov. Mitt Romney, and 39 percent thought Romney was victorious. The poll also showed that 73 percent thought Obama's performance exceeded their expectations, especially because of his downfall in the first debate, compared with 37 percent who thought Romney did better than expected.
Thirty-three percent of the survey takers identified themselves as Republicans and the same percentage identified themselves as Democrats.
The first debate, held on Oct. 3, was reported to be a clear win for Romney. Some analysts called Obama's performance "lackluster and wondered what happened to the key points of his Chicago-based campaign."
However, if it is to be believed that Romney won the first debate and Obama won the second one, the third debate on Oct. 22 can end up being the tie breaker.
After Romney's "binders full of women" comment during the second presidential debate, the Associated Press reported that he and Obama might be fighting each other specifically for votes from women.
"The two bounded out of their quarrelsome Tuesday night debate on an intensified search for voters who will swing the election, with a particular focus on women," the report said. "Polling on the women's vote has been mixed, with some surveys showing Romney erasing Obama's advantage since their first debate two weeks ago and others showing Obama maintaining a lead."
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