Well, it’s finally upon us. Today is the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The debate is scheduled to take place at 9PM EST at Hofstra University in New York.
According to new polling data, the race is neck and neck.
Quinnipiac University declared the race “too close to call” on Monday, as its latest national poll of likely voters found Mrs. Clinton edging Mr. Trump by a margin of 47 percent to 46 percent in a head-to-head matchup.
A separate poll of likely voters from Monmouth University showed Mrs. Clinton holding a lead of four-percentage points in a four-way contest, leading by a margin of 46 percent to 44 percent. A month ago, Mrs. Clinton led by 7 points.
Polls conducted CNN/ORC in Colorado and Pennsylvania that included Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the Libertarian and Green Party candidates, also offered little clarity. Mr. Trump holds a one percentage point advantage in Colorado, while Mrs. Clinton leads by the same margin in Pennsylvania.
In both states, voters with college degrees overwhelmingly support Mrs. Clinton. Those with less education heavily favor Mr. Trump.
Tune in tonight to watch the debate LIVE. And sound off in the comments below about what you’re looking forward to and/or dreading.