Published: Thu, September 12, 2019

Warren Surges to Top of Democratic Favorability Ratings, Challenging Complaints About Electability

Warren Surges to Top of Democratic Favorability Ratings, Challenging Complaints About Electability

As noted above, this is the first time that all the top candidates will share a debate stage on the same night so the potential for fireworks is prominent.

Other media outlets piled onto Harris's summer woes, with FiveThirtyEight calling her campaign's viability into question as most voters back former vice president Joe Biden and Sens.

Sen. Cory Booker and former Hud Secretary Julian Castro are in a similar boat having barely made the cut alongside Klobuchar.

The third Democratic presidential primary debate is scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Texas Southern University in Houston.

Warren is getting lots of attention and was not only the most popular candidate among Democrats in the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, she's now caught up with - and even passed in some instances - fellow progressive Sanders in an average of the polls.


ABC News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Until now, the debates have been held over two nights, but only ten of the twenty candidates met the more stringent qualification standards in time to take the stage in Houston tonight for a single night of debate. Candidates will be allowed 75 seconds for direct responses and 45 seconds for secondary responses and rebuttals, according to the network. Candidates will have the opportunity to deliver opening statements, but there will be no closing statements. Given recent events, tonight's debate will include subjects like foreign policy, environmental protection, gun violence, and economic agendas.

A live-stream of the debate will be available on this ABC station's website. It's worth noting that the debate this month is estimated to last 30 minutes to an hour longer than the July debates. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

Fourteen months away from Election Day 2020, the Democratic Party primary field is narrowing as the fall debates are approaching. Sen.

Each candidate who qualified needed to receive 2% or more of support in at least four polls between June 28 and August 28 approved by the Democratic National Committee, and at least 130,000 unique donors, with there being 400 unique donors per state in at least 20 states. Harris and Booker came out hard against Biden, sparking a series of skirmishes on health care, criminal justice reform, immigration and other key issues. Biden, Sanders and Warren are 76, 78 and 70, respectively - hardly a contrast to the 73-year-old Trump. That could give candidates their largest audience yet as the campaigning heads into the fall. If they can't get any traction in this debate, or in October, their candidacies probably don't have much further to go.

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