Nov 23, 2019

Dem debate: Pete Buttigieg gets name-checked the most

Two illuminating data slices from Wednesday's Democratic debate in Atlanta show that Sen. Elizabeth Warren was not the center of attack despite her frontrunner status, but still spoke the most, according to analysis from Hamilton Place Strategies.

The state of play: South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg was called out the most by the other candidates for his lack of political experience beyond local government and his struggle to appeal to black voters. Buttigieg is now viewed as a frontrunner in Iowa after his breakout poll in the early voting state.

Number of times a candidate was named-checked by another:

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Data: Hamilton Place Strategies. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

Warren touched on many of her plans to tackle the issues discussed on stage like student loan debt, voting rights and racial discrimination in housing.

Number of words spoken:

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Data: Hamilton Place Strategies. Chart: Andrew Witherspoon/Axios

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