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Area political science professor talks about the election

Marietta expects both nominees to return to their bases. (Source:WALB) Marietta expects both nominees to return to their bases. (Source:WALB)
Roger Marietta, Associate Professor of Political Science (Source:WALB) Roger Marietta, Associate Professor of Political Science (Source:WALB)
Hillary Clinton is expected to speak in Michingan Monday. (Source:WALB) Hillary Clinton is expected to speak in Michingan Monday. (Source:WALB)
Donald Trump is expected to travel to a few battleground states. (Source:WALB) Donald Trump is expected to travel to a few battleground states. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

With less than 30 days until the election, WALB News 10 wanted to ask an area political science expert about what he expects within these next few weeks of campaigning.

Roger Marietta a political science professor at Darton State College expects both Trump and Clinton to return to their bases.

In other words, voters will most likely see the two candidates in their usual areas reiterating their plans as president.

Of course, there’s also a fight for the battleground states.

Marietta mentioned that recently Georgia was thought to be a battleground state for this upcoming election, but the professor said it looks as if Georgia will remain a “Red State” for republicans.

He said there’s a low chance that we’ll see the two candidates campaigning in Georgia.

WALB News 10 looked at both Trump and Clinton’s schedules. Within the next few days, Trump will be in Florida and Pennsylvania, while Clinton heads to speak in Ohio and Michigan.

Recently, both candidates got the opportunity to address the entire U.S.

Sunday’s debate, the second of the season, was presented in a town hall format with undecided voters asking the candidates questions.

However, did the candidates really answer their questions?

“They want to get out their canned speech that they’ve rehearsed. And whether it directly answers the questions or not, I predict that it will be in the vicinity of the question but not directly answer the question,” the professor said.

The next debate is set for Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

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