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2020 Watch: How much do debates matter this year?

Posted On: Sep 28, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

NEW YORK - Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign:
Days to general election: 36
Days to first debate: 1
THE NARRATIVE
The race is tightening somewhat in some states, but Joe Biden is maintaining a remarkably stable lead over President Donald Trump in most national polls five weeks before Election Day as early voting intensifies. Still, the Republican president has at least two major opportunities to improve his standing this week.
First, Trump and his allies are poised to dominate the national conversation as they escalate their push to confirm Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, whom the president formally introduced to America on Saturday. Trump's team is betting that the evolving confirmation fight will help unify Republicans behind his candidacy and shift the national conversation away from his struggle to control the pandemic.
Second, the first general election debate gives Trump a prime-time opening to test Biden's physical and mental...

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