President Obama's solid lead in many states has evaporated following the last presidential debate.
The two candidates will square off again Tuesday night in a townhall format.
Laurie Gould, the chair of the Deschutes Democrats expects to see a very different performance from the president. "I woouldn't say anyone is particulary discouraged. But they do want to see him tackle the tough issues and really go after the difference in the position between the two men."
Tuesday's debate will be at Hofstra University on Long Island.
The last debate will be next Monday, October 22nd in Florida.