The second presidential debate is tonight at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York and both candidates have been busy preparing.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz and Jeff Monosso report from Hofstra University:

From America's Election Headquarters, I'm Mike Majchrowitz at Hofstra University.

President Obama prepped for tonight's debate in Colonial Williamsburg, not only steeped in American history, but also in the key battle ground state Virginia.

(Gibbs) "He's anxious and excited to get going."

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs tells me that viewers can expect a different performance from the last debate.

(Gibbs) "I think the President will be passionate and energetic."

Recent polls show the President's numbers are slipping, but Gibbs says he thinks the President still has the upper hand in this race.

Governor Mitt Romney has been preparing in mock town-hall style sessions, coached once again by Ohio Senator Rob Portman.

The Romney campaign says the Governor's goal tonight: to make the case for a stronger middle class, promoting jobs, and a real recovery.

That he's also prepared to deal with expected attacks from President Obama, they say in an attempt to distract from his record and to make up for his weak performance in debate number one in Denver.

At Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

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