Americans will watch Democratic Debate 2016 live stream online free and televised coverage on Sunday night as the top three candidates square off. That includes frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her two competitors, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley. They’ll receive debate questions moderated by Lester Holt as the American people continue to gauge which candidate they most want representing them in the White House. Can Sanders or O’Malley gain ground on Hillary through tonight’s latest event?
A Jan. 17 report via Politico indicates that the margin between Clinton and Sanders’ campaign races in both Iowa and New Hampshire are “neck and neck.” Hilary has been having her camp question Sanders’ fitness for office as well as policy positions, while Sanders has fought back, reminding everyone of how Clinton relies on big-money donors and her ties to Wall Street. The feuding candidates will be joined by Martin O’Malley on stage in Charleston, South Carolina at Galliard Center on Sunday night, giving the American people more insight into who has the best leadership qualities.
Tonight’s venue for the debate is just down the street from Emanuel AME Church where a mass shooting last June occurred. Expect gun policy to be among the topics discussed tonight, as well as national security and inequality in America. It’s been reported that there’s expected to be protesting going on outside of the debate area, as fast food workers try to get a $15 minimum wage instituted. Of note, Hillary has said she supports a $12 minimum wage, while her two opponents both support a $15 wage, so this could be a key debate point as well.
So how are the candidates doing where it matters most? Bloomberg Politics and Des Moines Register’s latest numbers showed that Hillary Clinton has 42 percent support in Iowa from caucus-goers, while Sanders has 40 percent. New Hampshire has Sanders ahead of Clinton by as much as 14 percent as Marist/Wall Street Journal/NBC News reported ahead of the Feb. primary. That leaves O’Malley in serious need of catching up tonight, as he barely is a blip on the radar for becoming the possible Democratic candidate to run for President this year.
Sunday night’s Democratic Debate has a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will come by way of NBC affiliate stations around the country. To watch the Democratic Debate live streaming online, viewers can use the website NBCNews.com or YouTube.com/NBCNews.com. Coverage of the debate starts up as early as 8 p.m. ET, with the action debate beginning right at 9 p.m. ET. For live audio commentary, coverage and analysis, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can check out channels 124 to 127 throughout Sunday before and after the debate.