Audio: First presidential debate Tuesday night, could make a difference where race is tight

Presidential Election 2020

The first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is tonight.

University of Missouri’s Director of the Political Communications Institute- Dr. Mitchell McKinney says even though polls show MOST viewers have already chosen a side, these debates COULD make a difference:

 

 

McKinney says the debate could make a difference in a few percentage points- and that CAN make a difference where the race is close:

 

 

While each candidate’s performance is not certain this morning/today – there are some things we can expect- says University of Missouri’s Director of the Political Communications Institute- Dr. Mitchell McKinney says we can predict a few things:

 

 

Professor McKinney says four years ago- the debates set viewing records—and were the most conflictual debates in history.

 

 

Fox News’ Chris Wallace will moderate tonight’s debate – at 8 Central time.