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Albany residents prepare for historical presidential debate

All eyes will be glued to TV's and even twitter feeds as the candidates face off in Monday's first presidential debate. (Source: WALB) All eyes will be glued to TV's and even twitter feeds as the candidates face off in Monday's first presidential debate. (Source: WALB)
The stage is set and the anticipation of the heavyweight political battle has everyone talking. (Source: WALB) The stage is set and the anticipation of the heavyweight political battle has everyone talking. (Source: WALB)
"This is an important election because it matters who our next president is going to be," said Edmond Coleman, Darton freshman. (Source: WALB) "This is an important election because it matters who our next president is going to be," said Edmond Coleman, Darton freshman. (Source: WALB)
"This is probably going to be the most watch presidential debate and history," said Matthew Stanley, assistant professor of History at ASU, (Source: WALB) "This is probably going to be the most watch presidential debate and history," said Matthew Stanley, assistant professor of History at ASU, (Source: WALB)
"I'm on edge," said Tommy Coleman, Dawson city attorney. (Source: WALB) "I'm on edge," said Tommy Coleman, Dawson city attorney. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

All eyes will be glued to TV's and even twitter feeds as the candidates face off in Monday's first presidential debate. 

The stage is set and the anticipation of the heavyweight political battle has everyone talking.

From students, to professors, to political experts.

"This is an important election because it matters who our next president is going to be," said Edmond Coleman, Darton freshman.

"This is probably going to be the most watch presidential debate and history," said Matthew Stanley, assistant professor of History at ASU,

"I'm on edge," said Tommy Coleman, Dawson city attorney.

Coleman used to lead the Democratic Party in the state of Georgia. 

"I think the uncertainty of how the two candidates are going to respond to each other is what has heightened the interest in this first debate," said Coleman.

Monday's audience is expected to be close to that of the super bowl. Many believe people decided voters will tune in for pure entertainment. 

"I think there have been a lot of people over the last six to nine months that just want to see what he is going to say next," said Coleman.

But there are many voters who are undecided. 

"I think the candidates are trying to get kind of a narrowed band and expand their base which is typically how you win a presidential debate," said Coleman.

Coleman believes the impressions both candidates give off in these debates will be the deciding factor for undecided voters. 

"You have to create an impression and that sometimes is more important than the facts," said Coleman.

Historically, Georgia has voted republican, but some experts believe that could change. 

"Georgia has been trending blue. A lot of political science think that this is going to be in play and continue to be in the future. There will be a greater to party competition in Georgia and there has been in recent presidential elections," said Stanley.

Trump's expected to focus on Clinton's email scandal, her family foundation and issues surrounding Iraq, Syria and Benghazi. 

While Clinton is expected to hound Trump on his business deals and relationship with Vladimir Putin.

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