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Donna Brazile and Frank Luntz take sides on the debates, birtherism and more in interviews with KTNV

Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 01:51:17-04

Republican pollster Frank Luntz thinks birtherism is just "noise" and will have no impact on the presidential election. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile thinks he's wrong and that it will activate voters -- and not just African-Americans.

Luntz and Brazile made their comments in separate interviews Monday with 13 Action News. Luntz is in Las Vegas to speak to a convention and to meet with various gaming clients. He does work for the Sands, Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts. Brazile is here because Nevada is a battleground state and she is meeting with labor officials and activists.

Luntz talked about how the presidential race still tilts toward Hillary Clinton, but said Trump is moving. He also insisted that the undecided vote is no more than 7 percent -- not as high as most polls show. He also said he is willing to bet that whoever is winning after the first debate will be victorious.

Luntz said Nevada is the most important state in the race for the U.S. Senate and could well decide control.

Watch the full interview with Frank Luntz below.

Brazile acknowledged Clinton's unpopularity, but she suggested her party's nominee will be able to generate enthusiasm among key demographics, including millennials and minorities. Brazile also talked about the importance of Nevada, and she said getting out the vote in the Democratic base is crucial.

Watch the full interview with Donna Brazile below.

She also talked about the Wikileaks publishing of internal DNC material, saying there was no coordinated effort to help Clinton, just some rogue operatives.