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The One-on-One Clinton-Sanders Debate, By the Numbers

The Democrats pulled no punches in their final televised face-off before the New Hampshire primary.
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Clinton and Sanders Clash Over Wall Street, Progressivism

Thursday night’s Democratic debate was the first of this race to feature just two podiums. The showdown between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders heralds a new, and more evenly-matched, phase just days before the New Hampshire primary.

Whereas Sanders has increasingly engaged Clinton since the first debate in October -- a trend roughly paralleled by his rising poll and fundraising numbers -- Clinton had largely kept her focus on the Republicans. That changed on Thursday, when Clinton -- who narrowly won last week’s Iowa caucuses and trails Sanders in New Hampshire polls by double digits -- directly addressed her rival a record 26 times.