Obama Has Narrow Lead Over Romney as Debate Nears: Poll

New poll shows the president leads by 2 points among likely voters.
3:00 | 10/01/12

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Transcript for Obama Has Narrow Lead Over Romney as Debate Nears: Poll
It was a catatonic oon. And a race to the white house and a new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning shows president obama has a narrow lead just before the first crucial debate coming up this wednesday. In a moment, we're going to have former california governor schwarzenegger schwarzenegger weigh in on all of this but it is "your voice your vote" and abc's david muir is here with the latest. Good morning. Good morning. This is a tight race, in fact the new poll shows president obama leads just two points likely among voters. And this morning, just two days before that big debate, who do voters think will win? Hello, las vegas! Reporter: Overnight in las vegas, the president claimed the odds talking predictions about the first all-important debate. I know folks in the media are speculating who is going to have the best zinger. Governor romney, he's a great debater. Reporter: The with the razor-thin lead among voters, when voters are asked who they expect to win, 63% of voters told us they think the president will win in november. As for the all important debate, 56% said they expect the president to win. Both campaigns deep into it, both trying to lower expectations. With one noted exception, republican chris christie telling george, expect a difference race. When we get to thursday morning, george, you'll be shaking your head saying it's a brand new race. Reporter: And christi's response -- stop lying. He's saying that the wealthy will pay just as much. Reporter: He will lower tax rates across the board but lower common deductions, too. With the new poll showing the majority expecting the president to win the debate, the president's focus will be to avoid unforced errors. Like president bush checking his watch. And then taking that awkward step towards george w. Bush. So many believe that al gore had invaded george bush's personal space there. We had a poll asking who would you like to see on "dancing with the stars," 51% said the president. 26% said romney. But also this, who would you trust to babysit your children? 41%. I can expect that. One a father, one a grandfather. George? Thank you very much. Arnold schwarzenegger here for

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