Debate Prep: A look into how each Presidential candidate is preparing for the first debate

Posted at 7:01 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-26 20:01:48-04

As each presidential candidate is preparing for the upcoming debate, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have a wide range of topics to study and know by the time the first question is asked.

Although the event will not be conducted in a classic competitive format, the Presidential debate is not that different from traditional team debates.

McLain high school debate coach, Tyler White, says each candidate prepares months in advance in order to have a grasp of all the talking points the moderator may include during the rounds of questioning.

"For them it's going to look like lots of small conversations. Studying lots of specific facts so they can kind of have their quick one-liners with things and then they have to study their plans," White said.

The presidential debate will be televised on CNN and preliminary numbers suggest around 100 million Americans will tune in to watch Clinton and Trump battle it out.

With the election looming, tonight's presidential debate will make a large impact for each candidate polling numbers moving towards November.

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