Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will appear onstage together at the first Democratic debate next week, but don’t expect fireworks: Leading Democrats say it would be a mistake for Clinton to attack Sanders.That’s the assessment of this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.Majorities of Democrats in the first three states warned that Clinton should not play offense against Sanders, while Nevada Democrats were evenly divided. Sanders has gained on Clinton in the early state polls, and according to some surveys, leads her in New Hampshire. Those who said Clinton should hold back on attacking argued that she needed to be careful to not alienate his supporters.

Source: Insiders to Clinton: Lay off Sanders – POLITICO