The GOP nominee won a coin toss to determine who would answer first, CNN reports.


During the first debate earlier in October, President Obama won the coin toss and was asked the first question. Unlike that debate, the second one, located at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., is town-hall-style and both candidates will field questions from the audience. 

Romney was widely considered the winner of the first debate, which provided him with a boost in the polls. Expectations are high for both candidates on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign has said the president will be more energetic during the second debate, which would be a shift from first face-off, during which observers said Obama seemed subdued.