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Springfield voters say their minds are made up ahead of presidential debate |  KOLR

Springfield voters say their minds are made up ahead of presidential debate | KOLR

Springfield voters say their minds are made up ahead of presidential debate |  KOLR

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tonight is the first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump for the 2024 election.

Recent polls by The Hill show Biden trailing Trump by 1.2 percent in Thursday’s presidential debate.


OzarksFirst spoke to voters in Springfield, and most said they have made up their minds about who they’re voting for and don’t think they’ll learn much.

“I don’t want to say a clown show,” Springfield Selectman Ernie Bedell said.

John Clark, a Springfield resident and registered voter, said the debate will be a lot of “arguing back and forth.”

“I don’t think they’re going to talk about much, really,” Clark said.

Voter Deborah Bedell agrees.

“I really don’t think it’s going to amount to anything because I know they had a fight last year,” Deborah Bedell said.

Biden and Trump will share the stage in Atlanta. They are expected to touch on topics such as abortion and the Israel-Hamas war.

Springfield voters say there will be some entertainment, but they’re not sure how much substance.

“We’re still America,” Clark said. “We are still going strong. We’re still going to hang in there and roll with the punches.”