Tapping Into The Mood Of New Hampshire Voters Ahead Of Monday's Presidential Debate

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It's finally here: the first head-to-head matchup between U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

It's a highly-anticipated event that could have a broadcast audience of 100 million people by some estimates. But what do voters actually expect from it?

Not much, according to Neil Levesque, executive director of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

He said New Hampshire voters are tuned in to the campaign, because the Granite State is a swing state and polls show a close race there. However, he said they're also turned off by the tone of a campaign that's left many frustrated. We speak with Levesque and voters in New Hampshire about the state of the race.

This segment aired on September 26, 2016.


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