Transcript for 10 Democratic candidates set to face off in 5th debate
Okay, Michael, back here at home the fifth democratic primary debate is about to get under way. Ten candidates set to face off in Atlanta. ABC's linsey Davis is right there for it all. Linsey, fewer candidates this time around and a new name social mediaing in some polls. Reporter: That's right, good morning to you, Cecilia. This is where the ten candidates are going to hit the stage right behind me here tonight. Tyler Perry's brand-new $250 million studio and could be a backdrop for drama. After all, this is the first debate since that new Iowa caucus poll which shows mayor Pete buttigieg as a front-runner. He is currently in first place while senator Levi's, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are all tied for second place. Watch for the other candidates to take aim at mayor Pete but Biden could still take his fair share of fire still holding on to long or big advantages as far as voter support in several states including South Carolina. Cecilia. Yeah, linsey, you mentioned the poll in Iowa with buttigieg in the lead. He's going to have a target on his back tonight because of that. Reporter: Yeah, I mean that is certainly the expectation and what's being dubbed pete-mentum and will face heat from his fellow cdidates on the stage. Buttigieg before he steps foot on the stage, the lack of support from black voters, according to the most recent quinnipiac poll it shows that he's actually getting zero percent from South Carolina black voters. Also worth noting, Cecilia, this is the first time ever that a presidential debate is taking place at an African-American forum. It will be must see. Thank you, linsey.
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