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Dem Debate Preview: When to Watch
CBS/Twitter will host the event from Drake University in Iowa at 9 p.m. ET on all CBS news networks.
Dem Debate Preview: The Moderators
The second Democratic debate will be hosted by "Face the Nation" anchor John Dickerson. He will be joined by fellow colleague and congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and local CBS affiliate KCCI anchor Kevin Cooney.
Dem Debate Preview: The Candidates
The lectern lineup this time will consist of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley. Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee both dropped out following the first Democratic debate. (So has campaign finance reform activist and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, who was not invited to attend either Democratic showdown because his popularity was too low.)
Clinton now has a 3% lead over Sanders among likely Democratic voters in the first primary state of New Hampshire, according to the latest Monmouth University poll released Nov. 3.
Dem Debate Preview: The Expectations
While Clinton has been able to maintain her front-runner footing in most national polls over the past few months, she is being warned by pundits and fellow politicians alike not to get too comfortable or self-assured...
A recent Huffington Post piece by political blogger H.A. Goodman on Nov. 2 predicted Sanders will win the party nomination.
"Polls, fundraising and basic logic pertaining to recent Clinton scandals show Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination," he wrote. "Nobody goes from less than 1% nationally to over 30% without serious momentum and unprecedented energy among grass roots supporters; the basis of any winning ground game."
The Dem debate is also a milestone for social media site Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). Its collaboration with CBS will capitalize on the millions of Americans who live-tweet the presidential debates as they watch. Throughout the event, Twitter will provide the syndicated network with "real-time data and insights" about voters, as well as bring reactions and questions from viewers to the debate stage.
In the past, Twitter rivals Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG; GOOGL) have partnered with various news networks; most recently, Facebook partnered with FOX Business and CNN in two other 2015 debates: the fourth GOP debate on Nov. 10 and the first Democratic debate on Oct. 13.
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- The Huffington Post: When Democrats Vote Their Conscience, Bernie Sanders Will Defeat a 'Moderate' Hillary Clinton