This time, there are 24 Democrats running in the Democratic primary race, and 19 are participating in the multi-candidate event from Cedar Rapids, Iowa Sunday afternoon.
They each received five minutes to make their case on why they should eventually become the party's choice to take on President Donald Trump, a Republican, in 2020.
"I understand there are some well-intentioned Democrats and candidates who believe the best way forward is a middle-ground strategy that antagonizes no one, that stands up to nobody and that changes nothing", Sanders said. Bernard Sanders of Vermont. "First, you have to get people to pay attention".
South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg highlighted his youth, pitching himself as the voice of a new generation.
"There's a lot more commitment than we normally see this early". "And as we sort out who he's going to run against - will it be a socialist, or will it be Biden?".
Just a few months ago, Sanders and Biden's combined support from Democratic voters equalled over 50 per cent, but this poll has them with only 32 per cent. "That's how we build a grassroots movement in America".
Support for specific candidates, the Register suggests, is "solidifying", and Biden's once-formidable lead is normalizing into something he could, conceivably, hold through the Iowa caucuses early next year. Sanders came in at 12 percent, Warren at 11 percent, and Buttigieg and Harris at 7 percent. No other candidate managed double-digits.
The rest of the candidates were polling at 1% or less.
"The election is going to be determined, most likely, in the upper Midwest, in the same battleground states that Donald Trump won last time and shocked Hillary Clinton", Marshall told Salon.
The cattle call here marked the first time that most of the candidates were in the same place at the same time. The two states also will help kill off many campaigns.
They chanted the names of their favorites and waved issue-oriented signs calling on a variety of issues, including the Green New Deal, "Medicare for All" and "Higher Wages".
Biden is scheduled to return to Iowa on Tuesday, the same day that Trump is scheduled to campaign in western Iowa, setting up the direct comparison between the two that Biden has sought to emphasize. "And more importantly, we'll be able to govern", he said.
Rep. Eric Swalwell of California vowed to push universal background checks for gun purchases, while Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii vowed to take on "warmongers from both political parties". Warren and Harris were in third and fourth place in March, and Buttigieg was largely unknown. Kirsten E. Gillibrand; entrepreneur Andrew Yang, author Marianne Williamson; former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper; Minnesota Sen. According to the poll published Monday, de Blasio's approval rating in the Empire State is 29% while Trump's is at 34%. Michael Bennet, and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke.
"There's always been a question mark as to how many can get any real traction", Ms Selzer said.