What to expect from the first presidential debate

“This Week” host George Stephanopoulos joins us to discuss President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and the upcoming first presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden.
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bring in our ABC news chief anchor George Stephanopoulos who will be hosting "This week" later on this morning. George, always great to have you on a Sunday. Let's start with president trump's supreme court pick, Amy coney Barrett, at this point, is her confirmation before election day inevitable and is there anything Democrats can do to stop it or delay it? Right now, if all goes perfectly according to plan for the Republicans, it's likely to be voted on a day or two before the election day. The Democrats will try to delay, but when you have the votes, when you have the majority, you can pretty much get what you want. I think what the Democrats are counting on is, when the focus is on the nomination, enough pressure on the Republican senators who are facing re-election on November 3rd, to say, wait a second, the public wants this after the election. That's big bet. No doubt this will come up in the next debate, Tuesday night, the first one between president trump and Joe Biden, who do you think has more to gain and who has perhaps more to lose in this first debate? President trump needs to gain. Our polls out this morning, Joe Biden has a ten-point lead coming into this debate, and if you look at the averages of polling for Joe Biden now, he has about double the lead that Hillary Clinton had four years ago going into the debates. President trump has to do something to shake up the race. To draw some blood from Joe Biden. The job for Biden is huge as well, he has to reassure people that he's not the socialist that president trump keeps saying he is, that he's up to the job and if he does that I think that's enough for him in this debate. Some of the polls tightening in key battleground states as well. George, thank you. Tune into "This week" later this morning, George has exclusive interviews with two key members of the senate judiciary committee, Mike Lee and dick Durbin to discuss the battle over the supreme court nomination. That's coming up on "This week." Also, George will be leading ABC's three hours of debate coverage on Tuesday beginning with a special edition of 2020 beginning at 8:00 eastern followed by the first debate at 9:00 P.M. We want to turn now to

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