FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2012, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama wave to the audience during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are both conducting private debate preparations Monday ahead of their second face-off.
Obama is aiming to rebound from a dismal performance in his first face-to-face debate with the challenger, while Romney is trying to keep up the momentum he built after a strong showing.
Tuesday's debate is town-hall style, with the candidates taking questions from voters in the audience at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.
Obama's hunkering down at a golf resort in Williamsburg, Va., for another full day of debate practice with aides on Monday. Romney's spending much of the day practicing near his Boston-area home.