Many voters already decided on election ahead of presidential debates

Reporter: Morgan Rynor Writer: Jack Lowenstein
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In Florida, 5.1 million ballots have been mailed to voters, and some have already been returned prior to the first presidential debate Tuesday night and ahead of the November election.

The presidential debate is the first of three meetings between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The first debate’s topics include the U.S. Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, and race and violence in American cities.

We looked at whether the response to the topics by the presidential candidates will sway voters.

The polls match what we heard from voters. A large majority have already made up their minds. But some told us it’s still important to watch for educational purposes. Others said they will watch for entertainment.

Voters agree on one thing: They’re watching the first presidential debate.

“Because I think it’s important to hear what both have to say,” Nina Naranjo said. “I don’t think I’m going to change my mind at this point. But, nonetheless, it’s still important to know the views that both have.”

“Just to see what they have to say,” Cheryle Phelps said.

“I don’t think it’s really important,” Gary Bateman said. “It’s just that I want to.”

Count Bruce Sculthorp among those who won’t bother watching the first debate between Trump and Biden.

“I decided several years ago the current guy should not be there,” Sculthorp said. “It’s one debate. I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time.”

Voters we spoke to told us about issues at the top of their list.

“Definitely climate change, I would put,” Naranjo said. “At the top of the list though, COVID.”

“It’s the welfare for the people who are not working,” Phelps said.

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