On Wednesday, November 17, 2020, the Democratic presidential primary debates will begin at the University of Illinois, Champaign, with a debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton set to begin at 10:30am ET on Sunday, November 21.
As with previous Democratic primary debates, there will be three separate debates on Sunday morning.
The first will be moderated by Fox News’s Bret Baier, followed by the second by MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and the third by CNN’s Jake Tapper.
The debates will be the most closely watched political event of the 2020 cycle, as the candidates are set to compete to replace President Barack Obama.
The first presidential debate will be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, November 15.
The second will be hosted by NBC News anchor Lester Holt and will air live on Sunday at 10am ET.
The third will be live streamed on the NBCUniversal cable channel and online at NBCNews.com.
The first two debates will air in primetime, with the third and fourth to air in the evening, with Fox News Channel hosting the final two.
The Democratic presidential primaries will be in their third year, with Clinton leading Sanders by 7% in the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.
The last presidential debate was held in January 2016, when Clinton was leading by nearly 20 percentage points in the RealClear Politics average of recent polls.