On Sunday, three Democratic presidential hopefuls will face off for the first time this year, as the Iowa caucuses close on Feb. 1. The fourth Democratic debate will be held in Charleston, South Carolina. Now, we'll you give the latest news about Democratic candidates and the debate's TV channel, date and online stream.
Hillary Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will square off for another round of talks starting 9 p.m. ET on Sunday. The debate comes as the New Hampshire caucuses draw closer on Feb. 9.
Here's a list of what you need to know about Sunday's debate:
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Date and Time: January 17, 9 p.m. ET
TV: NBC stations
Mobile: NBC News Android app
The moderator of the debate is Nightly News anchor Lester Holt. NBC News' chief foreign affairs reporter Andrea Mitchell will also ask questions from viewers to know their opinions about national issues.
Political analysts said the gun control issue will definitely come up in the upcoming Democratic debate. Recently, Clinton, the front-runner, has criticized Sanders, a populist senator and her main rival, for his opinions about the issue. Sanders is from Vermont, where hunting is popular and most of the residents are reluctant about stricter gun controls.
Last year, after nine people were killed at a black Church in Charleston, Mr. Sanders pushed back against the introduction of stricter gun controls, according to the Economist. The Vermont senator argued that urban America has to recognize the values of rural America.
Meanwhile, let's take a look at the latest polls. A Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register survey showed Sanders and Clinton are in virtual tie in Iowa. Forty-two percent of Democratic voters support Clinton while 40 percent back Sanders.
On other hand, a Marist/Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll published this week revealed Sanders is ahead from Clinton by 14 percentage points in New Hampshire.
Both of these two Democratic candidates are now trying to show what a general election race would be like if they win the Democratic nomination. During Clinton's visit on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," she said it would be a "quite the showdown" if she face Trump this fall. During the sixth Republican debate, Sanders posted on social a graphic showing he could beat Trump in the general election.