CNN Sets Criteria for Second GOP Debate

The CNN Republican primary debate on Sept. 16 will be divided into two parts featuring two different sets of candidates: those who rank in the top 10 according to public polling, and the remaining candidates who meet a minimum threshold of 1 percent in public polling. The debate criteria is more inclusive than the first Republican primary debate hosted by Fox News on August 6. That debate will only feature candidates who finish in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls. The remaining candidates will get airtime on Fox News on Aug. 6, but will not be included in the debate itself.



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