Voters in the US are gearing up for part two of the Clinton vs Trump showdown on Sunday 9 October. The two presidential nominees will face off for the second time in the weeks leading up to the 8 November election.
Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton will look to gain ground on Republican Donald Trump and continue her lead in public opinion polls. The first debate between the two political heavyweights was hailed a win for Clinton, who had been suffering from lower poll numbers and continuing questions on her ability to take charge of the White House.
However, since the first presidential debate, Trump has been forced to deal with several scandals and a slight reversal in the polls.
Two polls released on Thursday (6 October) reveal just how close the two candidates are. A poll by The Atlantic/PRRI places Clinton ahead by six points, 47% to 41%.
However, a poll by LA Times/USC Tracking has Trump ahead by four points, 47% to 43%. Another poll by Rasmussen Reports that includes both third-party candidates gives Trump a mere two point lead.
Due to their poor poll performances, Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not appear on Sunday's (9 October) debate. According to the Commission on Presidential Debates, Johnson and Stein did not meet the polling averages requirement with 7.4% and 2.6% support respectively.
Like the first debate, the second battle between Clinton and Trump is expected to draw in millions of viewers.
Where and When
The second presidential debate will be broadcast live at 9pm EST/2am BST from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri. The town-hall debate will be moderated by ABC News' Martha Raddatz and CNN's Anderson Cooper. The second debate will come in the form of a town meeting and will include questions by citizen participants and by the moderators themselves.
Candidates will have two minutes to respond to questions and an additional minute will be given for the moderators to continue discussion. Participants in the town meeting will be uncommitted voters who were selected by the Gallup Organisation, the Commission on Presidential Debates said.
How to Watch
The upcoming presidential debate will again be broadcast across several networks. Viewers will be able to tune into the 90-minute commercial-free debate on ABC, CBS, Fox News, NBC, PBS, MSNBC, Fox, CNN and C-SPAN.
The debate will also be streamed online. Live streams will be available on ABC News, Buzzed News, CBS News, CNN, C-SPAN, The Daily Caller, Facebook, Fox News, Hulu, Huffington Post, NBC, PBS, Politico, Telemundo, The Wall Street Journal, Univision and Yahoo.
Twitter will once again stream Bloomberg TV's coverage on debates.twitter.com. Facebook will also be using its Live video tool to interact with users as it airs the debate, while Snapchat will provide coverage via Snapchat stories.
IBTimes UK will also provide live coverage of the debate.
The final debate will air on 19 October 2016 at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace. The presidential election will be held on 8 November, 2016.