(WWLP) – President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will meet Tuesday night in our nation’s first presidential debate of 2020.

With COVID-19 impacting the campaign trail for both candidates a lot of eyes will be on the two candidates when they go head to head for the first time.

The commercial-free debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. and will be 90 minutes long and cover six topics chosen by Fox News Moderator Chris Wallace.

The topics will include the Supreme Court, COVID-19, the economy, and Trump and Biden’s records among others.

22News spoke with Political Consultant Paul Robbins who said success in a debate could be deceiving.

“Last time Hillary Clinton clearly won, if you listen to the polling, the three debates that were held yet she lost the presidency. The theatrics is important, the measure of the men against each other and how they inspire their base. The debates help inspire whatever is the red meat message is you have on either side of the equation,” said Robbins.

Robbins added that in these debates, presence and delivery is key for both candidates.

“We have to look at trump as the showman…He’s not going to dive deep down on data or facts. I think Biden is going to try to wrap his campaign around more details around his policies and COVID. I think you’re going to hear healthcare from Biden and you’re going to hear economy from Trump saying that he can bring it back,” Robbins said.

Tuesday night will mark the first of three debates with a limited audience.