GOP Pollster Explains Why He’s ‘Very Nervous’ Ahead Of Biden-Trump Debate | EUROtoday

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

GOP pollster and communication strategist Frank Luntz shared his considerations over how Americans may reply to Thursday’s presidential debate, suggesting that the candidates’ interactions may show disastrous for democracy.

“I’m very nervous about the outcome of this debate,” Luntz informed Martha Raddatz on Sunday’s version of ABC’s “This Week.”

“A lot of people are going to watch. A lot of people have made up their minds about the two candidates but haven’t made up their minds whether or not our democracy still works.”

“If we have another reaction like that first 2020 debate — where the two candidates just go at each other — at some point, our system breaks. Our democracy comes undone,” Luntz stated.

He continued, “And so I’m going to be watching not just for the cute quip, or trying to figure out who won or lost, but I’m going to be watching American reactions and whether or not this adds to our discontent and our division, or whether it begins to heal it.”

Former President Donald Trump, within the months main as much as this week’s debate, advised that Joe Biden used cocaine forward of his current State of the Union deal with and known as for the president to be drug-tested earlier than the faceoff.

The GOP pollster famous that Trump is “good at tearing apart his opponents,” including that he’s watching out for a way Biden responds to his rival’s assaults.

“Because don’t forget, it was Joe Biden who said to Donald Trump, ‘Would you just shut up?’ And the idea that you say that to a President of the United States in a national debate — that coarseness divides and undermines this sense of democracy, being civilized and disciplined,” Luntz stated.

“And I just hope that both candidates remember that there actually are some things more important than an election: the next generation.”

The Biden-Trump debate is ready to air at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday and can be moderated by Tapper together with CNN’s Dana Bash.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/frank-luntz-nervous-biden-trump-debate-2024-election_n_6678ec4de4b07e40fd2c5244