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What the public is predicting will happen in the first Presidential debate of 2020

The first debate of the general election cycle has arrived. We break down what the public is predicting when Joe Biden and Donald Trump meet Tuesday evening.

The empty stage of the first US Presidential debate is seen as workers complete the final touches on September 29,2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images

The first debate of the 2020 Presidential election gets going Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. ET on most networks and across cable news. President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden will meet on stage in Cleveland in the first of three debates.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a free-to-play pool for the debate, with a $50,000 prize pool for accurate predictions. There’s still time to get your picks in, and in the meantime, here’s what the public is predicting for the first debate.

When the candidates walk onto the stage, how will they first greet each other?

* Handshake — 9%
* Elbow bump — 5%
* Fist bump — 2%
* No touching — 83%

Who will be the first to speak?

* Donald Trump — 79%
* Joe Biden — 21%

Who will say the word “China” first?

* Donald Trump — 91%
* Joe Biden — 3%
* Neither says “China” — 7%

Which of these listed former candidates will be mentioned first by either Trump or Biden by name?

* Bernie Sanders — 46%
* Elizabeth Warren — 13%
* Pete Buttigieg — 1%
* Michael Bloomberg — 9%
* Amy Klobuchar — 2%
* None of these are mentioned — 29%

Who will be mentioned first by name by either candidate?

* Mike Pence — 18%
* Neither is mentioned — 6%
* Kamala Harris — 76%

Will Donald Trump say the exact phrase “Law and Order” during the debate?

* Yes — 72%
* No — 28%

Who will be mentioned first by either candidate?

* Barack Obama — 74%
* Hillary Clinton — 18%
* Neither is mentioned — 8%

Who will mention Dr. Anthony Fauci first?

* Donald Trump — 34%
* Joe Biden — 49%
* Neither says “Dr. Fauci” — 18%

Will Joe Biden mention his Corvette?

* Yes — 6%
* No — 94%

How many of his children will Donald Trump mention by name during the debate?

* 0 — 28%
* 1 — 24%
* 2 — 34%
* 3 — 11%
* 4 — 2%
* 5 — 2%

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