In a new fundraising email sent Monday, President Obama casts the presidential race as a dead heat with Mitt Romney, and hints he plans to try to change that on the debate stage Tuesday night.
"Listen, this race is tied," Obama writes in the fundraising appeal. "What we do over the next 22 days will determine not just the next four years, but what this country looks like for decades to come. That's what I'll be fighting for up on that stage tomorrow night -- but I can't do it alone."
After losing ground to Romney following a lackluster performance at the first presidential debate in Denver, Obama has lead in a pair of national polls released Monday. The PollTracker Average shows Obama leading Romney by a margin of 48.5-47.2.