We have had Presidential debates every election year since 1976. The first debate for this year will be on Monday evening. After each debate Presidential polls move, sometimes by a lot. Larry Sabato at UVA’s Center for Politics has put together a chart to show how the polls changed from the week before the debate to the week after the debate.
This source says the Clinton campaign is negotiating to have a seated debate rather than the two candidates standing. That won’t happen. Hillary also asked for a stool to stand on but that request was denied. However she will have a custom made podium to minimize the height difference between Clinton and Trump. She is 5’4′ and Trump is 6’2″.
Conservative Daily Post, also says Clinton is looking for a way out of the debate, either by claiming illness, or something else. Because this is the only source to make this claim, I am very skeptical. We do know that Hillary did very little campaigning this week, one quick trip to Florida on Wednesday and the same on Monday with a visit to Pennsylvania. On Tuesday she cancelled her trip to North Carolina for a large fundraiser, giving no reason for the cancellation. It is assumed Hillary spent the rest of the week prepping for the debate after her poll numbers fell in several swing states. Trump is now ahead in North Carolina, Nevada, and Ohio, based on the latest Fox Poll.
Clinton could be off the campaign trail because she’s huddling with her team and working hard to prepare for the debate. Or she could have been too ill to campaign this week.
A visual summary of Hillary’s many illnesses: