Elizabeth Warren is third in the polls, but was fifth in speaking time at the Democratic debate

2020-02-07 21:45:04

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had the most speaking time at the Friday Democratic debate in New Hampshire, dominating 19 minutes and 54 seconds of the two-and-a-half hour event, NPR reports.

While Sanders split an uncertain victory in the Iowa caucuses with the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg, it was former Vice President Joe Biden who came in second place in the Granite State with a 19 minutes and 31 seconds of speaking time. Buttigieg followed, with just over 18 minutes.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in fifth out of all the candidates, speaking for just short of 16 minutes, behind Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who spoke for 16 minutes and 21 seconds. Warren, however, is third in RealClearPolitics‘ aggregate of the polls, with 14.4 percent of support behind Biden and Sanders, meaning her speaking time vastly differed from her actual popularity in the country.

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang once again had the shortest amount of speaking time of all of the candidates, with a mere eight minutes to share his thoughts. Yang hadn’t managed to qualify for the January 14 debate, and he’s regularly one of the most overlooked members of the debates that he has participated in. In September, for example, he spoke for just seven minutes and 58 seconds.

See all of the speaking times below.

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