Clinton, Trump look to overcome weaknesses on debate stage


"The candidates, in the state of Utah, have not had a tremendous amount of support", said Jason Perry, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.

More generally, the two candidates' supporters are about equally likely to say the USA role in world affairs is very or extremely important, 71 percent for Clinton's supporters to 69 percent for Trump's.

While this will make for a tense night on Monday, there's other reasons for Democrats not to panic just yet: the Trump campaign is still lagging far behind Clinton's in terms of running actual ground operations for election day, meaning even obtaining parity in pre-election polls may result in an ugly surprise when November 8 rolls around. "I think she deserves that and I'm going to be nice".

The one-on-one discussions will follow what was likely Netanyahu's final meeting with Obama last week, capping what has been a sometimes rocky relationship between the leaders of the two allies.

Voters seem to share Clinton's concerns. Clinton's camp confirmed this week that they would invite billionaire mogul Mark Cuban, a Trump antagonist, to the debate.

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey recommended in July that no criminal charges be brought against Clinton for her handling of classified information while she was secretary of state, but he called her use of the server "extremely careless". "Trump still has some upside with traditional Republicans trying to decide whether to vote for him or not". Smith suggested that the task of being a debate moderator is quite hard, as members of a party typically dislike a moderator that is tough on their candidate. For weeks, reporters and politicos have been speculating over who had been tapped to play opposite Clinton in her mock debates, which is one of the ways she has been preparing for the first debate at Hofstra University in NY on Monday.

"I may be the way I was, and I may be a much different person". Clinton is not particularly well-liked, and anything she can do to create an emotional bond with voters would boost her cause. Plenty of American voters will have made a decision by now, to be sure.

"That heart and mind, that's what Hillary is". She might simply just irritate him calling him "Donald".

Her strength may lie in her ability to counter any attack with an effective verbal comeback.

Will Donald Trump talk abut the size of his hands again? Some sound bites will linger, as they usually do, and it's a good bet Trump's facial expressions along the way will entertain. "We will be watching to see".

"While the Russians laughed off the error and accepted the gift in the spirit of cooperation that it was meant, I've been sic [sic] about the mistake since, especially that I let down the Secretary and the fine professionals at the State Department", Reines said in an email to Politico at the time. "There's not a 'I'm going to go in there and do this.' He isn't a robot", Trump Jr. said.

"He's a formidable, well-prepared candidate with a formidable, well-prepared team", said Navarro, a professor at the University of California, Irvine.

It was also possible that some of these voters would pick an alternative-party candidate like Libertarian Gary Johnson or the Green Party's Jill Stein.

Nearly 1.5 percent of the almost 1,500 questions asked by moderators during the Republican and Democratic primary debates were about global warming - the League of Conservation Voters believes that percentage needs to be increased.

Tori Piper (L) and Leon Virgo setup a television booth in the media center before the first US presidential debate at Hofstra University on September 24, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.

The 2016 election cycle has become one of the most controversial in recent history. "The American people, in this of all elections, deserve better options".

Clinton led Trump among voters under age 30, 64 percent to 26 percent, but just 44 percent of those supporting her said they were very enthusiastic about her candidacy. Each candidate will have two minutes to respond; each will then be allowed to reply to the other's response.

No matter what happens in the debate, though, Todd said Utahns are probably not going to be that excited about their major party choices. I think you have to. "But you could see some Republicans quote-unquote "coming home" to Trump if he has a subdued debate".

Trump's announcement that he would not debate Texas Sen.