What time is the Democratic presidential debate tonight: Start time, schedule, TV channel, watch live online, Hillary vs SandersÂ
The fourth Democratic debate is set to be held at an important juncture. The debate involving three Democratic candidates will be held at Charleston, South Carolina tonight.
There is no undercard debate like Republicans who have as many as twelve presidential hopefuls and are badly divided. Till now Republican debate is held in two segments, the main debate involving top performers and the undercards involving the laggards.
The debate will begin at 9 p.m. ET Sunday and will attract millions and millions of people from Democrats, Republicans and Independents. You will be able to watch the debate directly on NBC stations besides NBCNews.com and YouTube.com/NBCNews,Apple TV through tvOS Appstore, Roku, NBC News Android app, Amazon App, FireTV, NBC News app.
This important debate involving Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Maryland former governor Martin O’Malley will be moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. Andrea Mitchell will also be asking questions during the important debate.
There is no denying the fact that the fight is between Sanders and Clinton while Maryland former governor Martin O’Malley is increasingly losing the relevance. Foreign policy also could play a role in the debate, which follows Saturday’s prisoner deal announced by the United States and Iran. Tehran will free five Americans including a Washington Post reporter and a Christian minister.
Till now Clinton was galloping ahead, but now Sandersâ€™ numbers seem to be impressive. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has pulled into a statistical tie with Clinton in recent polls in Iowa, which holds the first contest on Feb. 1 in the race to pick a nominee for the November election. He also leads Clinton in the next state to vote, New Hampshire on Feb. 9, according to polls.
Sanders is on attacking spree recently. “Will they like me? No,” Sanders said in words that recalled Clinton’s recent debate comment that everyone should like her. An angry Clinton campaign quickly accused Sanders of breaking his pledge not to air negative ads against her.
Both are increasingly attacking each other in a no hold barred manner. Brad Anderson, an Iowa-based Democratic strategist says, “Clearly they are ready to sharpen their contrasts on issues with each otherâ€¦The debate is going to be enormously important given all the undecideds we are seeing in pollsâ€¦People are still really, really weighing their decision here.”
Fourth Democratic presidential debate
Where: Charleston, South Carolina
When: 9 p.m. ET on Sunday
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Moderators: NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be main moderator during the debate while Andrea Mitchell will also ask some questions