October 28, 2020 / Source: The Bizz USA
By Elizabeth Insuasti; Edited by Adya Kumar and Haarika Kalahasti
With only a few days left until November 3, the election is at the forefront of many American’s minds. Following the three presidential debates that have taken place so far, millions of Americans are already voting early. With such a heated election season taking place, it was vital for the country to view debates between the two candidates in order to better understand who they were going to support.
The First Presidential Debate:
The First Presidential debate between President Trump and Vice President Biden was held at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 9pm EST. It ran uninterrupted for an hour and a half. Chris Wallace, the anchor of “Fox News Sunday” and a registered democrat, moderated the debate. It was the second time he had moderated a presidential debate; the first being with the debate between President Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Before the first debate, moderator Chris Wallace announced he would focus on six topics:
A CBS News instant poll shows 48% of viewers think Biden won the debate, 41% think Trump won, and another 10% thought the debate was a tie. However, 83% of the viewers said the tone of the debate was negative, and the most common reaction to the debate was annoyance, according to the poll.
Notable Quotes and Moments: