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Local political expert: Trump can shift momentum with strong debate

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Recent polling and odds projections favor Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in about three weeks. (KCTV5) Recent polling and odds projections favor Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in about three weeks. (KCTV5)
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Recent polling and odds projections favor Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in about three weeks. 

However, one political expert in Kansas City says it's too early to count Trump out. 

Multiple polls released this week indicate Clinton leading Trump between 3-9 points in a four-way match up with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein. 

Trump remains confident of his victory. 

"I don’t believe the polls anymore," Trump said. "I don’t believe them. I don't believe them."

Dave Helling, a political reporter for The Kansas City Star, said the consensus is Trump's chances are a "long shot." 

“I think the general consensus is, unless he can change the momentum in the debate and in the days to come, he's now a long shot," Helling said. "He could still win, but it's quite a long shot.”

Helling says the race two weeks ago was a 50-50 race, but he believes Trump's performances in the debates and the Access Hollywood tape have damaged his candidacy. 

However, it may not be too late due recent revelations about Clinton's campaign via emails released by Wikileaks and the 33,000 missing emails Clinton deleted during her time as Secretary of State. 

Plus, Helling says, Trump has been written off before - only to comeback. 

“Trump has actually been pronounced dead on many occasions, only to rise up again, and that's certainly possible.”

The third and final debate will be held in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. KCTV5 will broadcast the debate beginning at 8 p.m. 

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