Who 'won' Thursday night's Democratic debate?

NOW: Who ’won’ Thursday night’s Democratic debate?

Hoping to take the White House back from President Trump Democratic hopefuls faced off in a fiery debate in Houston. The big question is who won?

Facing off in Republican territory Thursday, the ten leading Democratic candidates met on a crowded stage for the third debate.

Some stuck to messages of unity, others aimed to standout.

"Hey, Joe [Biden], instead of saying, 'No, we can't,' let's say, 'Yes, we can,'" Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif said Thursday night.

"You said they would have to buy in. Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?" Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro said Thursday night.

Despite the verbal blows, Texas Southern University student Aaron Harrison thinks Biden came out on top.

“Joe had some really good points, he did take a couple of jabs, but I feel like the way he rebutted he came out on top," Harrison said.

A poll from FiveThirtyEight indicates other voters feel a little differently.

Respondents were asked to grade the candidates' performances on a four point scale.

Warren, Buttigieg, and O’Rourke did the best, according to the poll.

As for who gained or lost support, Warren saw the biggest increase, Biden stayed steady while Harris saw the biggest drop in support.

Voters are still looking for more from the presidential hopefuls, including their policy plans.

While the field may be shrinking, the polls from FiveThirtyEight show voters are still considering multiple candidates.

The next debate will be hosted by CNN and The New York Times in Columbus, Ohio next month.

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