Presidential Debate: How will candidates win over undecided - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Presidential Debate: How will candidates win over undecided voters?

Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The stage is set in Denver Wednesday for the first of three Presidential Debates between Democrat incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

There will be six blocks of questions, each block with a duration of 15 minutes. The topics will be focused on domestic issues that include the economy, jobs, health care, and taxes.

President Obama is currently leading in the polls in Ohio and around the country, but Mitt Romney is gaining support.

Obama supporters feel the President can win over undecided voters in the Mahoning Valley by speaking his mind and not holding anything back during the debate.

Bob Hagan, a Democrat and State Representative for the Valley, says, "I don't think he (Obama) should be playing it safe. I think he should show people he's a leader. I think he should as a debater, if there's some accusations that have been untrue, he should confront them. There's a considerable amount of those and I think he has to be able to fight."

Local supporters of Governor Romney feel he can win over those voters who are still undecided by detailing his plans to create jobs, strengthen the economy and reduce the national debt.

Tracey Winbush, Mahoning County's Republican Party Treasurer, tells 21 News, "I think he's (Romney) going to lay down the case for what direction he's going to take the country in and how he's going to get it there, and I think that's what people are wanting to hear. They want to hear how this is going to happen and the differences between what we have now and what would change in November."

It comes down to two men on one stage battling it out for the oval office in an election that is just 34 days away.

Coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday on 21 WFMJ. Join 21 News at 11:00 p.m. for complete analysis of the debate with local representatives from both political parties and Vindicator columnist Betram De Souza.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:01:19 GMT
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime. Attorney Dale Fouse represents 28-year-old David Beatty, of Aliquippa, who is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Ryeley. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh says the girls would have lived if Beatty had checked on the girls when he heard the dresser fall on...More >>
    ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) - The attorney for a Pennsylvania man charged with involuntary manslaughter after a dresser fell on his two toddler daughters says their deaths were a "tragic accident," not a crime. Attorney Dale Fouse represents 28-year-old David Beatty, of Aliquippa, who is charged in the deaths of 2-year-old Brooklyn and 3-year-old Ryeley. Beaver County District Attorney Anthony Berosh says the girls would have lived if Beatty had checked on the girls when he heard the dresser fall on...More >>
  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:01 GMT
    A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.More >>
    His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his...More >>
  • Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Ohio veteran cited for ducks hopes for law change

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:56:55 GMT
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n...More >>
    COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) - An Army veteran who says his pet ducks help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder is now hoping for a change in the Ohio village law that prohibits him from keeping the animals in his backyard. Darin Welker, who served in the Army National Guard, was cited for violating a ban on keeping farm animals in West Lafayette. The village is about 80 miles east of Columbus. Welker and his attorney said Wednesday that village officials are considering the possibility of a n...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms