When is the next Democratic presidential debate and how many primary debates remain before the Democratic National Convention in July? A total of six primary debates were scheduled by the Democratic National Committee, half the amount the Republican party scheduled for 2015-2016.
Frontrunner Hillary Clinton will face off against Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley for the third debate on Sunday, January 17, followed by two more debates in February and March. Here’s are the details of Sunday night’s debate — including the start time, TV channel, and how to watch the free live stream — as well as the complete schedule of the remaining 2016 Democratic primary debates.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 16, 2016
With two debates in the books, Clinton, Sanders and O’Malley are just hours away from getting up on stage at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina.
The two-hour debate will be hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and will broadcast live on your local NBC TV channel starting at 9 p.m. ET. There is also a free live stream if you’re not near a TV.
Watch the entire Democratic debate on your computer or mobile device on NBC’s YouTube channel — YouTube.com/NBCNews — or by downloading the free NBC News app for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
Sunday night’s debate will be hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt who will be joined by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent.
Following the debate in South Carolina, there are just two more Democratic primary debates scheduled for 2016 before the Democratic National Convention takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia from July 25-28.
Here are the details for the two final Democratic presidential primary debates.
It’s time to expand Social Security to make sure that everyone can retire with the dignity and respect they deserve. https://t.co/2HLW1asj3C
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 14, 2016
February 11, 2016: According to Politico, the fifth debate will be hosted by PBS NewsHour and will air on PBS stations across the country. There will also be a free livestream of the debate online. The event will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a start time of 9 p.m. ET. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, both PBS NewsHour co-anchors, will moderate the debate.
March 9, 2016: The sixth and final debate will take place in Miami, Florida, just six days before the state’s primary. Hosted by Univision and The Washington Post, the candidates will face off in the Building 7 Gymnasium at Miami-Dade College‘s Kendall Campus. The start time and moderators have not been announced yet.
Watch Gov. O’Malley try to make an honest buck on Wall Street. https://t.co/3SY5G5xRoN
— Martin O’Malley (@MartinOMalley) January 3, 2016
The race is tightening up, at least between Clinton and Sanders. According to the latest NBC News – Survey Monkey online poll, Clinton is still a frontrunner. The poll data shows that she leads 53 to 36 percent among a diverse group of voters across the nation who are Democrats or “Democrat leaners.” While Hillary holds the overall lead in the poll, the data shows Sanders with a 46 to 44 percent lead over Clinton with white Democrats.
VOX states that there is “a great deal of enthusiasm” for Sanders in Iowa just two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. A Fox News Poll released last week showed Sanders with a 13 point lead in New Hampshire (primary February 9), with a point margin of 50-37.
— Meet the Press (@meetthepress) January 16, 2016
Interested in watching the six remaining Republican presidential primary debates? There are six more GOP debates scheduled for 2016 with the next debate, hosted by Fox News, scheduled for January 28 at the Iowa Events Center. See a full schedule of the upcoming Republican debates here.
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