Des Moines Register podium announcement for democratic presidential debate

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The results also came hours ahead of the midnight Friday deadline for candidates to meet the Democratic National Committee's polling requirement to participate in Tuesday's scheduled debate in Des Moines, the last before Iowans caucus on February 3. 'He's got a firmer grip on his supporters than the rest of his compatriots'.

The online poll was conducted on January 2-8 and surveyed a random national sample of 1,088 non-Hispanic African American adults over the age of 18. NY entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who was the sole nonwhite candidate on the stage at last month's debate, in Los Angeles, also fell short for this round, with support from 5% of Iowa voters in the new poll.

A new poll shows President Trump trailing five of the Democratic presidential candidates in MI - a key battleground state. Biden and Warren are coming in behind at third and fourth place, carrying 17 percent each. Bernie Sanders pulled ahead of the field with 20% of likely Democratic caucusgoers naming him as their first choice for president.

Former New City Mayor Mike Bloomberg held the second widest margin, leading Trump 47 percent to 41 percent. "We need someone who will bring our party together", she told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa.

On the other hand, according to Des Moines, the percentage of those who say their mind is made up on their candidate has risen to 40 percent - up 10 percentage points from November 2019.

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Voters in the Hawkeye State will see the candidates go head to head only one more time before they go to the caucuses to make their final decision.

At his first rally of 2020, Trump - while in Toledo, Ohio, Thursday night - said that "Crazy Bernie is surging, ' according to BuzzFeed News, which also noted that the president's campaign spokesperson, TIm Murtaugh told the news outlet that 'Bernie Sanders is dangerous" and 'cannot be trusted to keep Americans safe'. Sanders remarked on the recent news about the killing of Iranian General Qasem Solemiani before talking about domestic issues and taking questions.

There are now 13 Democrats contending for the party's nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November.

The poll still found room for movement among the candidates. CNN's Wolf Blitzer and Abby Phillip, along with Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register, will moderate the debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

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