DemDaily: Tonight’s Debate Details!

February 25, 2020

Tonight's Tenth Democratic Presidential Primary Debate in Charleston, South Carolina comes just four days ahead of the Palmetto State's February 29th primary contest.

It is a critical night for all seven candidates on stage, and possibly the last chance for some, to attempt to slow the surge of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, now clearly the frontrunner.

 Tenth  Democratic Presidential Primary Debate

Date February 25, 2020, Tuesday
Time 8:00pm - 10:00pm ET
Moderators CBS Evening News anchor Norah O'Donnell, CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan, Chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett and 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker
Live Streaming CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 streaming news service
Candidates Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer and Elizabeth Warren
Qualifications 1) Meet a Delegate Threshold of having been allocated at least one pledged National Convention Delegate from the February 3, 2020 Iowa caucuses, the February 11, 2020 New Hampshire primary or the February 22, 2020 Nevada Caucuses.

2) Meet one of two Polling Thresholds
Four-Poll Threshold: Receive 10% or more support in at least four polls (which may be national polls, or single-state polls in South Carolina) or
Early State Polling Threshold: Receive 12% or more support in two single-state polls in South Carolina.
Qualifying Polls Associated Press; ABC News/ Washington Post; CBS News/YouGov; CNN; Fox News; Monmouth University; National Public Radio; NBC News/Wall Street Journal; NBC News/Marist; New York Times; Quinnipiac University; USAToday/Suffolk University; Winthrop University.
Deadline Qualifying Polls must be released between February 4, 2020 and February 24, 2020.

RealClearPolitics average of six polls conducted between February 12-24, 2020 of likely South Carolina voters showed Joe Biden leading with 26.8%, Bernie Sanders @21.7%, Tom Steyer @14.7%, Pete Buttigieg @9.8%, Elizabeth Warren @9%, Amy Klobuchar @5.7%, and Tulsi Gabbard @2.7%.

However, among the six, only the February 23-24 Public Policy Poll (MOE: +/-3.3%) was conducted after the Nevada Caucuses. In that poll, Biden led the field with 36%, Sanders followed @21%, and the remaining field was at 8% or less.

(LA Times)

Next Up
February 29th: South Carolina Democratic Primary

March 3, 2020: Super Tuesday! AL, AS, AR, CA, CO, ME, MA, MN, NC, OK, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA & Dems Abroad

Remaining Presidential Debate Calendar
March 15, 2020: Eleventh Democratic Primary Debate
Location: Phoenix, Arizona. Hosts: CNN, Univision and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus
April, 2020: Twelfth Democratic Primary Debate (TBD)

July 13-16, 2020:  Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 24-27, 2020: Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

September 29, 2020:  First Presidential Debate in Notre Dame, Indiana
October 7, 2020:  Vice Presidential Debate in Salt Lake City, Utah
October 15, 2020:  Second Presidential Debate in Ann Arbor, Michigan
October 22, 2020:  Third Presidential Debate in Nashville, Tennessee

November 3, 2020Election Day


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