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In Tonight's Democratic Debate a Promise of Something 'Big'

Will there be friction between Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden?
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
People listen to Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speak during a rally on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Austin, Texas.   (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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(Newser) – Democrats debate again Thursday night, and all the top-tier candidates will be on the stage together for the first time. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders lead the pack, while seven others on the stage will be looking for breakouts: Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, and Amy Klobuchar. The debate hosted by ABC News start at 8pm Eastern. Here's a look at coverage:

  • Warren's surge: Biden has long been atop the polls, but Axios notes that Warren is the only candidate who has been steadily rising since the first debate. She's up 9.5 points in a polling average by Real Clear Politics from June 11 to Sept. 11, while all the other candidates are either in the red or up less than 2 points. The latest ranking is Biden (29.8%), Warren (18.7%), Sanders (18%), Harris (7.2%), then the rest.

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