NORFOLK, Va. (October 20, 2012)--President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are hurtling toward Election Day in a virtual deadlock.
Mr. Obama is banking on his renowned get-out-the-vote operation to steer supporters to the polls now that early voting is underway in many places.
Republicans feel Romney has finally broken through with his message that Americans shouldn't settle for a weak economy.
The Electoral College map remains in Mr. Obama's favor.
He can lose several states he won in 2008 and still win re-election.
Romney's path is much narrower.
He must take away at least half-a-dozen states from Mr. Obama, including large ones like Florida.
Two scheduled events could wrinkle the race.
Mr. Obama and Romney meet Monday for their final debate, focused on foreign policy and four days before Election Day the October unemployment report will be released.