LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will meet for their third and final debate Monday night, where the topic at issue is foreign policy.
"People are paying a lot of attention to the debates in this race and the debates have made a big difference in the polls," said Political Scientist Tim Dale, of the UW-La Crosse.
"In the first debate, we saw the President come up short and, on the flip side, Romney took a pretty big surge into the polls, making the race essentially tied," Dale said. "So Obama will want to continue the momentum he regained in the second debate."
"I expect he'll be assertive. We should expect to see an Obama that looks a lot like the Obama we saw in the second debate," he added.
"Governor Romney as had a pretty solid two debates," Dale said. "He's stayed steady from the first to the second, and he's come across as credible."
"This is going to be an important debate," he said. "People are concerned about foreign policy, albeit not as concerned as they might be about domestic policy, with jobs and the economy."
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