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Political Sentiment Analysis: March Debates

posted by Humanele on March 11, 2016

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On March 9 we watched as Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton went head to head in the latest round of debates. The tone of the debate was a lot less civil than we have seen earlier in the election race, as the two candidates for the Democratic party turned up the heat on their opinions, now focussing on where the other candidate falls short instead of on their own policies.

Then on March 10 we entered round 12 of the Republican Presidential Debates that were surprisingly civil given how the debates have gone down in the past. Marco Rubio managed to avoid any personal attacks on Donald Trump, while Trump himself was far more measured and controlled. Cruz managed to get his voice heard a few times reminding viewers that there are other candidates besides Rubio and Trump.

One of the most memorable (and discussed) moments from the Democratic debate was when Hilary Clinton responded to the questions about what she would do if she were to get indicted.

Skip to 2:27 to see her response.

 

 

The most memorable Republican moment, on a night of little conflict was Cruz’s use of his closing argument to take a swing at Trump – pointing out that Trump was the odd one out, as the only candidate who didn’t come from a working-class background.