What You Don't Know About Those Other Democratic Candidates
Three candidates in the debate are polling at less than one point, but they'll have their chance Tuesday to bring their ideas to the mainstream.By Kate Grumke | October 12, 2015
The first Democratic presidential debate will have candidates standing in order of where they are in the polls, but a literal reflection of poll numbers would look more like this:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been dominating both parties on name recognition (with one notable exception) and during the first Democratic debate she'll be center stage, reflecting her large lead in the polls since August.
To her right will be the Democratic socialist Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders, who has been drawing huge crowds and has made the rounds on late-night talk shows. As he touts his progressive, liberal talking points, he's seen a steady rise in the polls, even topping Clinton in New Hampshire.