Tuesday, 29 September 2020 08:10

Local Professors Preview Presidential Debate Featured

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Five weeks out from the presidential election, the first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden take place at Case Western Reserve University tonight. Many voters have made up their minds, but there are some still on the fence, and could a good or bad debate performance swing the election?

Dr. David Beer is a professor of political science at Malone University, and he discussed the game plans each candidate will have to stay on in order to have a solid performance. He also shot down any thought that a Fox News moderator would slant the questions and narrative towards Trump, as Chris Wallace is widely respected amongst Beltway circles.


The Bliss Institute’s Dr. David Cohen does not expect this to be a high-brow debate, with Trump looking to “poke the bear” and bully Biden over his son, Hunter, and Biden may hit Trump back on his tax returns. Cohen feels the candidates have to avoid the gaffes as much as possible, so as to not make anything viral for the stretch run.


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