Make the popcorn: Early Democratic primary voters eager for second debate

Those debates will air Tuesday and Wednesday night.

A new Firehouse/Øptimus survey, highlighted by Axios, shows Democratic voters in early primary states plan to pay attention to the second slate of Democratic debates.

Those debates will air Tuesday and Wednesday night.

The poll finds 80 percent of likely Democratic voters in Iowa say they’ll tune into CNN to watch the debates. In New Hampshire that number is 70 percent, while 72 percent of South Carolinians say they plan to watch.

Those states are among the earliest to vote in the 2020 cycle.

The Iowa caucuses kick off the 2020 primary on Feb. 3.

The New Hampshire primary will run on Feb. 11.

Nevada will hold its caucus on Feb. 22, followed by the South Carolina primary on Feb. 29.

The Firehouse/Øptimus poll found younger voters are the most engaged sector in both Iowa and New Hampshire. In Iowa, 83 percent of voters aged 18 to 35 say they’ll watch. That numbers is 76 percent for the same age group in New Hampshire.

In South Carolina, it’s older voters who are most enthused, with 73 percent of the 55-and-older demographic saying they’ll tune in.

The survey sampled 1,771 likely voters throughout those three states. The margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.

Ryan Nicol

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to [email protected]


  • DumpTrump2020!

    July 30, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    The real “eagerness” is simply based on the prospect of replacing Trump. Replacing the racist Draft-Dodger-In-Chief with a clothing store mannequin would be several steps up in the right direction!

    • gary

      July 30, 2019 at 6:46 pm

      None of these carnival sideshows are replacing TRUMP! Take that to the

      God Bless DJT!

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