Third-Party Candidates Are Running Out Of Time To Make The Debates
Green Party candidate Jill Stein isn't even on three of the five polls that will be used to select who makes the debate stage.By Matt Picht | August 17, 2016
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has released the list of polls that it will use to choose which presidential candidates make it to the debate stage. And as expected, it's all bad news for the major third-party candidates.
The commission will determine who takes the debate stage by averaging the candidate's support in five polls: ABC-Washington Post, CBS-New York Times, CNN-Opinion Research Corporation, Fox News and NBC-Wall Street Journal. If a candidate gets more than a 15 percent average in those polls, they earn a spot on the debate stage.