The third and final Presidential debate on Monday night was suppose to be about foreign policy, but President Obama and Governor Romney both found ample opportunities to talk about the economy.
The economy is the number one issue in this campaign, and both candidates tied the nation's foreign policy to the economy.
Governor Romney said in the debate, "For us to be able to promote those principles of peace requires us to be strong. And that begins with a strong economy here at home. Unfortunately, the economy is not stronger."
President Obama tied the economy to ending wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, saying, "What we also have been able to do is position ourselves so we can start rebuilding America, and that's what my plan does."
With two weeks to go, polls in the swing states show the race essentially tied.
Martin Kifer, Director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, spoke with News 2 about the difficulties challengers face when debating a sitting President on foreign policy.
Kifer said, "Governor Romney, over the course of these debates, is establishing himself as a credible President. I think that is one of the things people are looking for. In foreign policy, you are looking for strong leadership."
In Ohio, President Obama is ahead by less than two points, and in Florida, Governor Romney is ahead by a little over one point.
In Virginia, the President and Governor Romney are tied at 48%, and in Colorado, Governor Romney is ahead by .2%.
WFMY News 2