We're 495 days out from the election. Seven months from Iowa.— Michael M. Grynbaum (@grynbaum) June 27, 2019
And 15 million Americans *still* tuned in for arguably the less enticing half of the 1st Democratic primary debate.
That number doesn't include online & streaming viewers. There is intense interest in this election.
This seems like a sizable number; especially for a debate among so many otherwise unknown politicians. There is this:
June 27, 2019
But the first Republican debate for the 2016 election was held on January 28, 2016; just before Iowa, IOW. And voter turnout in 2016 was 138 million. Viewership of the first Democratic debate almost 7 months before the first primary was over 10% of the turnout in 2016.
Yeah, I'd say the interest is intense.
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