It's a bite-sized version of a candidate's stump speech.
The presidential candidates of both parties are taking to Twitter this campaign season more than ever before. And why not? With 316 million monthly active users, the social media is a prime avenue for interacting with voters.
We've been following voters' interactions with the GOP side in the past debates, and found that the number of Twitter followers a candidate acquires during a debate is a pretty good predictor for their post-debate poll position.
Now we're turning to the Democrats. With just three candidates, it's a smaller field so swings in the polls are less likely on a short-term basis. But the debate was on a Saturday night, so whoever tuned in is likely to be especially interested in hearing the candidates speak and could have changed their minds based on what they heard.