Published: Thu, September 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

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

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

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren will have a chance to press each other for the first time in the 2020 primary process.

Ed Rendell, the former Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, slammed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) in the pages of the Washington Post on Thursday for touting her commitment to grassroots fundraising after pocketing millions in donations from the wealthiest people in the country.

Warren's primacy in the NPR poll, despite her second or third tier status in more common candidate preference polls, suggests that enthusiasm for her may be fractured among several other Democrats now running for the nomination.

Where the candidates stand on stage was determined by polling averages based on the last 10 polls certified for qualification by the Democratic National Committee.

In terms of format, the candidates will have an opportunity to deliver opening statements.

"World News Tonight" anchor David Muir will moderate the third Democratic debate alongside ABC News colleagues George Stephanopoulos, Linsey Davis and Univision's Jorge Ramos.

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The third Democratic presidential debate runs from 8 p.m.to 11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Texas Southern University in Houston.

The three-hour debate will air live on ABC and Univision and their streaming platforms. Candidates will be allowed 75 seconds for direct responses and 45 seconds for secondary responses and rebuttals, according to the network. The overall order from left to right is Klobuchar, Booker, Buttigieg, Sanders, Biden, Warren, Harris, Yang, O'Rourke and Castro. Some fights that were predicted in previous debates failed to materialize with candidates like Sanders and Warren in July joining forces to take on their rivals.

Unlike the first two debates, this event is confined to one night.

Because of more stringent debate requirements, the candidates in tonight's debate are narrowed down to just 10 rather than 20.

The sharp bickering during the first two rounds of the debates dismayed some Democrats, who have urged the candidates to rein in their attacks and focus on laying out their own affirmative agendas.

Warren and Biden have tangled before. That could give candidates their largest audience yet as the campaigning heads into the fall. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. However, more candidates may qualify for the next debates in October.

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