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Last debate, last big chance for Trump

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:37

A Las Vegas oddsmaker says the odds are stacked against Republican Donald Trump as he and Democrat Hillary Clinton prepare to play their cards in the third and final debate at the University of Las Vegas Nevada. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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In Sin City, the excitement is building... ahead of the third and final presidential debate between Republican Donald Trump, and Democrat Hillary Clinton. After two rough weeks for Trump, many are predicting the gloves will be off from the start. Clinton leads national opinion polls and leads in most of the battleground states. And so the odds are stacked against Trump, according to Las Vegas Oddsmaker Ben Eckstein. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAS VEGAS ODDSMAKER BEN ECKSTEIN SAYING: "Right now we have the odds for Hillary Clinton at 1-5 -- put up five dollars, get back only one. At this moment, Donald Trump is 9-2." But both candidates come into this last debate with baggage. Trump is damaged by accusations he made unwanted sexual advances toward women -- which he denies. Clinton has struggled to get past a flap over her handling of classified emails while U.S. secretary of state. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CURT MCGEE FROM THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA, WHO SAYS HE WILL PROBABLY BE VOTING FOR DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "I hope Hillary falls off the podium, how's that? That's what I would hope." Some say they won't even watch the debate. Others say they can't wait. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DANELLE HICKMAN OF MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON, WHO SAYS SHE WILL BE VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON, SAYING: "I'm just watching it for the circus effect that I'm expecting to see, but my mind's already made up. I'm voting for Hillary." Trump has called the debate an important opportunity to talk to voters... Republican strategists say it's his last chance at appearing presidential before the November 8th election... But whether presidential or not, there's no chance that what happens in Vegas tonight ...will stay in Vegas.

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Last debate, last big chance for Trump

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 01:37