WOODBURY - The vice presidential debate tonight could play a key role in the campaign.

In just hours, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan will face off in Kentucky for their first and only debate.

Experts say tonight's matchup has added importance after the President Barack Obama's "lackluster" performance in last week's debate.Obama and Romney are virtually tied, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

News 12 Long Island will have the vice presidential debate live tonight at 9 p.m.