Five things to watch in the final debate before the first primary vote in the US election

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 Five things to watch in the final debate before the first primary vote in the US election


At 9 p.m. local time on January 14 (10 a.m. Beijing time on January 15), the National Committee of the Democratic Party of the United States will hold its first presidential election debate in 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. This marks a new stage of the Democratic presidential campaign in 2020. 20 days later, the first primary of the US general election will be held in Iowa. This debate will be the last time that the main Democratic presidential candidates will face the national people on the debate platform before the primary voting.

The debate was co chaired by CNN and the Des Moines chronicle, Iowas local media. Former Vice President Biden, last candidate Sanders, Senator warren of Massachusetts, mayor of South Bend of Indiana butijger, Senator Klobuchar and billionaire Steele participated in the debate, which is also the lowest number of participants so far A debate.

Polls show that the current voter support for the four leading major candidates is very close, and no one has an absolute advantage. This also makes the debate that night destined to be a high-risk, high return debate.

Here are the highlights of this debate organized by the surging news:

Will Saunders fight Warren

The months long bond between senators sanders and Warren, two of the partys top progressive contenders, has been broken recently.

In a private meeting between the two in 2018, Sanders told Warren that he thought women would not be elected president of the United States, the cnn13 Daily said. After the report was published, Sanders immediately refuted the claim.

Previously, the two have remained friendly for a long time, and with the primary approaching, the relationship between their supporters is becoming increasingly tense in the near future.

According to the report, there is no doubt that the two will eventually have differences. Sanders is increasingly consolidating the Democratic left, and Warren is the favorite of university educated liberals. But both face the same challenge: who can win the nomination if more progressive people support them in unison.

Will debates differ in foreign policy?

Before the debate, U.S. President trump ordered a surprise attack that killed senior Iranian officer Sulaimani, triggering a new crisis in the Middle East - which will force Democratic presidential candidates to elaborate their foreign policies and the role of the United States in the world.

Bidens campaign believes that the current situation is in the best interests of the former Vice President: he has decades of foreign policy experience and worked with former President Barack Obama to draft international agreements, such as the Iranian nuclear agreement that trump withdrew from. For a long time, Biden has also marketed himself as the most capable candidate to represent the United States on the global stage as soon as he takes office.

But Sanders, his rival, is not without a chance: he will face criticism for Bidens vote in 2002 to authorize President George W. Bush to use force in Iraq.

At the same time, U.S. Navy Reserve veteran butijig, who served in Afghanistan in 2014, has been emphasizing his military qualifications. He described himself as a veteran in an interview in Iowa.

All white stage

The participants in this debate are basically the same as those in the sixth debate in December last year, and Yang Anze, the only ethnic Chinese entrepreneur in the last debate, failed to participate in this debate because he failed to meet the qualification requirements of the polls required for the debate.

Meanwhile, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker will be absent from the debate. On the 13th, after failing to qualify for the debate again, he announced his withdrawal from the presidential election. Earlier, California Senator camara Harris and former housing and urban development minister Julian Castro and other people of color candidates have announced their withdrawal from the campaign.

Impeachment is imminent

For the three participants in the debate, senators Sanders, Warren and klobchard, the debate is likely to be their last chance to visit Iowa before the primary on February 3.

(function() {(window. Slotbydup = window. Slotbydup| []). Push ({ID: u5811557, container: ssp_, async: true});)) (); the impeachment case of President trump will be submitted to the Senate for trial, which will force the three senators to not leave the campaign temporarily and return to Washington for trial. This also means that this debate has become particularly important for the three of them. The current polls in Iowa, which have not yet been decided, show that the competition among Sanders, Warren, butigig and Biden is even. There are still a large number of Iowa people who may change their mind at any time. In the three weeks after the end of this debate, the support rate of the four people can fluctuate dramatically. After the Iowa debate, there will be three more debates in the next three states with the earliest primaries. The eighth debate will be held in New Hampshire on February 7, the ninth in Nevada on February 19, and the tenth in South Carolina on February 25. Source: surging news editor: Xu Meng, nn7485

The impeachment of President trump is about to be submitted to the Senate for trial, which will force the three senators to leave the campaign temporarily and return to Washington for trial. This also means that this debate has become particularly important for the three of them.

Iowa, undecided

At present, the polls show that the competition among Sanders, Warren, butiquig and Biden is even. There are still a large number of Iowa people who say they may change their mind at any time. In the three weeks after the end of this debate, the support rate of the four people may fluctuate dramatically.

After the Iowa debate, there will be three more debates in the next three states with the earliest primaries. The eighth debate will be held in New Hampshire on February 7, the ninth in Nevada on February 19, and the tenth in South Carolina on February 25.