Monday night’s highly anticipated presidential debate could draw in as many as 100 million viewers. That's almost as many people who tune into the Super Bowl.
The first presidential debate of this year’s election comes at a crucial time for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as polls show both candidates are neck and neck in crucial swing states. Jason DeSanto, a senior lecturer at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, says candidates who perform well in the first debate could see a 3- to 4-percent bump in polls. In a contest that appears to be narrowing, that could make the difference.
Host Eddie Arruza talks to DeSanto about what he’s looking for in the debate, what advise he would give each candidate, and whether moderators should fact-check the candidates.
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