Countdown is on to the second presidential debate tomorrow night on Long Island.

President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have quiet schedules today as they prep. There is a lot riding on this debate since the polls remain razor tight. President Obama needs to repair some of the damage from his performance in the first debate. Mister Romney will try to maintain momentum.

New Washington Post/ABC News polling suggests the race remains very tight with Mister Romney gaining in favorability and voter enthusiasm.

Paul Ryan is holding a town hall this morning in Wisconsin. During our hours, he's holding a rally in Cincinnati.

PAUL RYAN / WI, NY

0930EDT -- Paul Ryan holds a town hall at Carroll University, 227 N. Barstow Street, Waukesha, WI. FNC LIVE via LiveU

1230EDT -- Paul Ryan attends a rally at Landmark Aviation South, 7600 Airport Road, Cincinnati, OH. FNC LIVE via LiveU

RUBIO IN NH

1200EDT -- Marco Rubio attends a fundraiser for Ovide Lamontagne at Brown's Lobster Pound, 407 New Hampshire 286, Seabrook, NH

We get September retail sales numbers this morning.

Today, a quarterly survey of economists was released. It suggests they believe growth will be weak, but steadily improving through 2013.

For the first time ever, a man has broken the sound barrier in freefall. Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space yesterday and successfully made it to Earth in one piece.