The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, is Wednesday. The debate airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.
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“The vast majority of the public have already decided one way or the other in this campaign,” George Mason University political scientist Mark Rozell said. “The appeals by these candidates will be focused very specifically on the persuadable swing voters out there who either have not made up their minds or may be leaning one way or the other.”
This article originally posted Tuesday.