5 things to watch for at the Democratic debate in Nevada

5 things to watch for at tomorrow's Democratic debate in Nevada.

2/19/2020 3:45:00 AM

5 things to watch for at tomorrow's Democratic debate in Nevada.

Analysis: Mike Bloomberg joins the stage, Bernie Sanders leaps into front-runner status, and others fight to stay afloat at what's shaping up to be a lively faceoff.

Time is running out for one-time front-runners Biden and Warren to show they’re still in the hunt for a nomination that has been slipping away.Biden’s cloak of inevitability has been pierced by poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire. His team hardly expected to win them, but coming in fourth and fifth wasn’t part of the plan. The former vice president has expressed confidence in his strength in South Carolina and in the 14 states that will vote on Super Tuesday — he remains formidable but has been trending downward, including with his firewall of African American voters, since the Iowa caucuses. The Nevada debate is his opportunity to stop the bleeding and show voters he still has the fire to win the presidency.

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Warren, for her part, has a Sanders problem (with self-identified liberal voters) and a Buttigieg problem (with white college graduates). Opportunities are dwindling for the progressive firebrand to convert her wide appeal in the party to enough “first choice” voters to stake a claim to the nomination. The debate will reveal whether Warren plans to stick with her “unity” message or heed pressure from some allies to re-emphasize her true colors as a progressive warrior.

Who will seize on local issues?Which of the candidates will attempt to reach Nevada voters by emphasizing local issues? Yes, the future of health care is a perennial issue atop the minds of Democrats everywhere, but Nevadans also care about matters close to home, like whether to store nuclear waste under Yucca Mountain. The state has one of the lowest home-ownership rates in the country, and its share of college graduates is below the national average. Expect some Democratic hopefuls to speak to these sorts of concerns, too.

And then there's the question of how Nevadans view the most significant divisions in the primary.AFox News polllast month found that the state's Democratic voters prefer a candidate who will"fundamentally change" Washington to one who will"restore the political system" to its pre-Trump state. When it comes to health care, most voters said they prefer a Medicare option (as proposed by Biden or Buttigieg) to a single-payer system that scraps private coverage (as offered by Sanders).

CORRECTION(Feb. 18, 2020, 4:10 p.m. ET): A previous version of this article misstated Tom Steyer's qualifying status for Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. He has not qualified and will not be one of the six candidates on stage.

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