The second Presidential Debate on October 7 will have close to as many viewers as the first debate on September 26.  Just a few weeks ago, the debate between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. It has been reported that Trump comes in as the underdog in this debate because of the Access Hollywood videotape that has been aired over and over since last Friday.


The 2005 tape showed Trump and Billy Bush talking and laughing about how Trump degraded women. Moderators Anderson Cooper from CNN and Martha Raddatz from ABC will begin the debate by asking questions about that scandal that rocked Trump's world last Friday.

Debate format

The second presidential debate will be in a town hall format where undecided voters in the audience will ask questions. The 90-minute live debate on all the major channels will not have commercials.


Therefore, the debate will go from start to finish with Trump and Clinton answering questions submitted by people in the audience. Of course, the moderators will follow-up with questions depending on how the candidates respond.

Journalists reported that Clinton has more experience with the town hall-style after having participated in about 60 of them. She has done quite well in that format since she doesn't have to stand behind a podium for 90 minutes.

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On the other hand, Trump has difficulty with the town hall-style. The 70-year-old doesn't interact directly with people in the audience who are there to ask questions. He has a habit of not answering the voter's question. Instead, he goes off on tangents, saying things that have nothing to do with the question. This leaves the person frustrated because Trump doesn't answer questions directly.

Debate venue 

The venue of the October 7 debate is at Washington University in St.

Louis, Missouri. The college is no stranger to hosting Presidential Debates because this is the fifth one hosted by the school. This is the first time in the history of debates where the Commission on Presidential Debates has had two moderators. One male and one female will ask questions to a male and female candidate for this Presidential Debate.

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