Tuesday’s Democratic debate pitted the five candidates against each other on-stage for the first time in the 2016 election cycle. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton led poll numbers going into debate, earning her a position on center stage. Her main Democratic competitor, Sen. Bernie Sanders, entered the debate with a 25 percent polling average, compared to Clinton’s 43 percent, according to Real Clear Politics.The three other candidates — former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Virginia senator and Secretary of the Navy Jim Webb and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee — all polled below 1 percent, while Vice President Joe Biden — who has not declared his candidacy — polled at 17.4 percent.