When is the next presidential debate, and how many debates remain before the November 8 election? Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off for their first debate on Monday night, but there are two additional debates scheduled to air during the month of October.
Get all the details below about Monday night’s presidential debate, including how to watch live streaming online, and the low-down on the two upcoming debates that will air in October. And what about the vice presidential debates? We’ve got the scoop on that, too.
— CNN (@CNN) September 26, 2016
According to Quartz, the first Clinton vs. Trump debate could turn out to be the “most-watched single TV broadcast ever.” There’s a good possibility that it could bring in more viewers than the current debate record holder held by Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. Neilsen reports that the Reagan-Carter debate drew 80 million viewers in 1980.
AdWeek speculates that tonight’s debate between Clinton and Trump could draw more than 100 million viewers who will be watching on TV or online. If you need some more trivia for your debate night viewing party, the Neilsen report indicates that the 2012 presidential debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney averaged about 67 million viewers.
First 2016 Presidential Debate — Monday, September 26: The first debate Clinton-Trump debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. The 90-minute debate begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt.
Watch the entire debate on a number of TV and cable news stations (ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS Univision, CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Fusion, and C-SPAN), via mobile apps, and live streams hosted by Twitter and Facebook.
Two additional debates will air in October, so mark your calendars now for two more episodes of the Clinton-Trump showdown (information below).
— Bloomberg (@business) September 26, 2016
Second Presidential Debate — Sunday, October 9: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will head to Washington University in St. Louis for the second debate. According to Variety, the debate will be in a town-meeting format moderated by ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Viewers can expect to have a variety of viewing options similar to the September 26 debate.
Third Presidential Debate — Wednesday, October 19: The final debate is scheduled just 20 days before Election Day 2016 and will be held at UNLV in Las Vegas. Fox News anchor Chris Wallace will moderate the event that will be podium style like the first debate. The debate will air live on FOX and a number of other TV and cable channels, in addition to live streaming through mobile apps and on social media via Twitter and Facebook.
When is the vice presidential debate?
Although it won’t be a showdown like the Clinton-Trump presidential debates, many voters are anxious to watch Trump’s VP pick, Mike Pence, go up against Tim Kaine, who is Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
The one and only vice presidential debate will take place on October 4 at Longwood University in Virginia and will be moderated by CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 25, 2016
Polls indicate that it’s a tight race for the presidency, so watching all three debates — and the VP debate — is essential if you are still on the fence as to who you should vote for.
According to CNN, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a narrow lead in a number of national polls right now. That could go either way after the first debate, but CBS News reports that a recent poll reveals that 49 percent of those survey expect Clinton to perform better during the September 26 debate.
Who do you expect to perform the best in Monday night’s debate? Will you be watching all three 2016 presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump?
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