MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s the final face off for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Democratic and Republic presidential nominees will take part in a third, and final debate Wednesday night in Las Vegas.
Both candidates are expected to try and shift the focus away from their looming controversies; Trump’s multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment and Clinton’s so-called quid-pro-quo deal with the FBI over her email scandal.
A CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday shows close contests between the two contenders in the crucial state of Nevada as well as North Carolina and Ohio.
Trump spent of the evening before the final debate vowing to bring term limits to Congress as president:
“It’s time to sweep the corruption out of Washington,” said Trump to a crowd of cheering supporters.
The real estate billionaire goes into the final debate as the underdog, having lost support among women voters amid multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment. On Tuesday, six people came forward to corroborate claims leveled against him by a writer for People Magazine who says Trump forcibly kissed her during an interview at his Mar-a-Lago estate in 2005.
“These were made up allegations that were played up by the media. Very unfair,” said Trump.
Clinton’s campaign says she’s ready to tackle questions surrounding the endless stream of hacked DNC emails. The latest batch published by Wikileaks showed aides mocking former rival Bernie Sanders.
The format for the Sin City debate will be the same as the first with Clinton and Trump standing at different podiums as they make their final case to millions of Americans.
University of Las Vegas professor and debate coach Jacob Thompson thinks it could be even uglier than the last townhall style debate.
“From Trump, I think he will literally throw everything in the kitchen sink at Hillary ranging from more talk of accusers against Bill Clinton to Breitarty type conspiracy theories,” said Thompson.
All eyes will be on both candidates as they enter the debate hall to see if they shake hands at the start, something they avoided last time. According to the New York Times, the candidates’ families reportedly won’t shake hands as they enter the arena. Mark Cuban will be one of Hillary Clinton’s guests. Trump plans to bring the Kenyan-born half-brother of President Obama.
You can watch the debate on WFOR at 9 p.m.