President Bush and his Democratic rival John Kerry will face off later today (Wednesday) in their third and final debate, with each side hoping to sway undecided voters less than three weeks before the election.
President Bush, a Republican, and Senator Kerry go into this evening's debate in Tempe, Arizona, statistically tied in opinion polls.
Political analysts say tens of millions of voters are expected to watch the 90-minute televised debate, which will focus on domestic issues and the economy.
The two previous debates focused heavily on Iraq.
During this debate, Mr. Kerry is expected to accuse the Bush administration of running up the country's largest national deficit and of contributing to the loss of millions of American jobs.
Mr. Bush is expected to paint Mr. Kerry as a liberal who will raise taxes to fund his proposed domestic reforms.
Information for this report is provided by AFP and Reuters.