CNN Reveals Democratic Debate Podium Order

Position of five candidates on stage is based on polls since August 1


Hillary Clinton will be front and center on Tuesday night for the first 2016 Democratic presidential debate, according to the podium order released by CNN.

The position of the five candidates on the stage at the CNN Facebook Democratic Debate in Las Vegas is based on polls since August 1.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be to Clinton’s right and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will be to her left. Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee, the fourth- and fifth-placing candidates, will bookend the stage.

Joe Biden is expected to skip first debate. But should the Vice President decide to enter the race last minute, there would be a podium placed on for him on stage.

CNN’s coverage of the debate begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday.