Fox News Adjusts Poll Requirements for Early Debate
With the diverse group of Republican candidates this year, I’m very eager to hear what they will all bring to the table in the debate. Be sure to watch and let me know what you think.
The debate takes place August 6th on Fox News Channel, with the undercard debate beginning at 5 p.m. and the main event debate beginning at 9 p.m.
Fox News has decided to alter their previous requirements for the first Republican National Committee Debate taking place next week, August 6. Previously, all candidates had to reach at least one percent in the polls in order to qualify for the debate and only the top 10 would be asked to participate. Now, all 16 candidates will be able to participate in either the undercard debate, or the main event debate, depending upon their status in the polls. The top 10 candidates in the polls by August 4th will be the participants of the main event.
As of recent poll findings Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Ben Carson, are all likely to be seen in next week’s main event debate, according to their higher poll numbers, leaving two slots left to be filled for the main event debate. Chris Christie and John Kasich currently would be the last two to fill the slots, but it is a tight race with Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal trailing closely behind.