Live updates: Biden and Trump face off in CNN presidential debate

CNN spoke with five conservative voters in their 20s about what they hope to see from President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in tonight’s historic debate.

Michel Vaden: “I just want a civilized debate,” said the 21-year-old who lives in Atlanta and studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He defines himself as a centrist voter who leans more towards conservatism.

Vaden said he was “not really” happy with the choices for president in 2024 and would prefer “if we had another golden option, like someone who is majestic, someone who is well-spoken, someone who is not rude, like Abraham.” In the Lincoln way.

Jake Kennedy: “Everyone has been waiting for this for a while,” said the 22-year-old Georgia Tech student from Winder, Georgia. “Many voters will weigh in on this debate tonight. So I think it’s going to have a huge impact and they’re probably going to influence a lot of voters. »

He said he leans “a little more to the right” and expressed dissatisfaction with Biden on foreign policy, an issue close to his heart.

Donovan Dykstra: The 21-year-old from Augusta, Georgia, says he supports Trump and likes the way the former president speaks. “He’s also a good businessman,” the Georgia Tech student said. Tonight, he says he wants to “hear a good civil conversation” and see what both candidates have to say. He also said he wanted to see if Biden “has a good answer” to give to Trump. “If he can say something intellectual?” I would be pretty shocked, honestly,” Dykstra said of Biden.

Noah sells: The 22-year-old, who lives in Carl, Georgia, is not in college. He says he is looking for a candidate who can make buying a property in America easier.

Dhruva Kothari: The Georgia Tech student from Annapolis, Maryland, considers himself “much less conservative” than his peers, although he still leans to the right. He said he wants to see “someone who can prove that he can stay healthy to lead our country for the next four years.” Second: someone who can see ordinary people. I think most of the time a group is isolated, but ordinary people are left behind. »

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