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KOAA Poll: Do you agree with debate commission's decision to mute mics?

Debate changes coming; commission to add structure for ‘orderly discussion’
Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 09:19:11-04

President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden will have their microphones cut off in Thursday’s debate while their rival delivers their opening two-minute answer to each of the debate topics.

Do you agree with the commission's decision to mute mics in the next debate? Voting has closed for this poll — here are the results:

  • 71% - 704 votes - voted yes
  • 29% - 281 votes - voted no

Watch for another poll this Wednesday afternoon that we will follow and review starting at News5 at 4 p.m.

The 90-minute debate is divided into six 15-minute segments, with each candidate granted two minutes to deliver uninterrupted remarks before proceeding to an open debate.

The open discussion portion of the debate will not feature a mute button, but interruptions by either candidate will count toward their time in the second and final debate Thursday.

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