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Las Vegans want candidates to focus on issues during upcoming debate

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The third and final presidential debate is scheduled at UNLV for next Wednesday, and the big question is “How will this debate compare to others?”

FOX5 is hearing opinions across the board, but the consensus is that people want to hear more about the issues and less about the candidates' personal lives.

“Yes, I did [watch the debate Sunday night]. It was interesting,” Las Vegas resident Sandee Miller said.

“Pretty much they were all ganging up on Trump,” another resident, Richard Melvoin, said.

“I wish they'd get more off the personal issues with each other and start talking about what they're gonna do for the country,” said a frustrated James Truono.

“Quit mud-slinging one another about the past and all of that. What can you do for the country?” asked Las Vegas Vietnam veteran Rudy Loupias.

Whether you're a Trump supporter, Clinton fan or undecided, there's one thing most Las Vegas residents can agree on.

“I hope it's not gonna be like the first one. I wish they'd get to the point of what they're gonna do and stop attacking each other,” Truono said. 

The people of Las Vegas aren't expecting much change when the candidates take the floor here next week.

“They're gonna do the same thing. That's who they are. One is unruly and the other is too practiced,” Miller said.

“I think the same the same thing's gonna happen pretty much as far as the debate goes. The questions seem all about the same. It's not even relevant to the real issues that are going on in America,” Las Vegas resident Cory Johnson said.

Real issues that undecided voters need answers to. The Las Vegans FOX5 spoke with Monday said the candidates need to do a few things to garner their support. 

“Well, first of all, if you make promises you better do the promise,” said Loupias.

“I think that Trump is gonna have to be much more measured and stay on topic. And I don't know - Hillary, she just is so practiced,” Miller said.

However, some remain hopeful.

“As far as right now, I hope that everything changes, for the better of course,” Johnson said.

“Let's do it right this time. Let's act like two adults, not two high school children, or even sixth-grade children, and let's be serious about this,” Loupias said.

Next Wednesday's debate at UNLV will be formatted exactly like the first debate, so not the town hall style like Sunday night, but where the moderator decides on the questions and regulates the conversation. The debate will be moderated by Fox New's Chris Wallace. It starts at 6 p.m. and is an hour and a half long. We'll have a special report following the Las Vegas debate here on FOX5 at 7:30.

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