Video: On Eve of Debates, People in Detroit Struggle to Name Democrat Presidential Candidates
Man-and-woman on the street interviews in Detroit done on the eve of this week’s two-night Democratic Party presidential debates show that even the front running candidates are not very well known among voters.
The interviews were conducted by Spectrum News reporter Lindsay Oliver and posted by Spectrum to Twitter. The debates, hosted by CNN, are airing Tuesday and Wednesday night with ten candidates each night.
In the video, Oliver holds up official photos of the candidates for people to identify. It does not go well for the candidates. However, it is not a total disaster for the Democrats as some voters do recognize more than one candidate and some know what the candidate they support looks like–even if they don’t know the candidate’s name.
Even leading candidate Joe Biden, former two-term vice president who served in the Senate for decades, goes unrecognized by a Democrat voter.
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The two debates will be held in Detroit, in a state Donald Trump narrowly won in becoming president in 2016. Each debate will begin at 8 p.m. and be broadcast by CNN.https://t.co/yDC0ECiBUF
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