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Presidential Debate: How will candidates win over undecided voters?

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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.

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