CNBC Releases October Republican Debate Criteria

Candidates must have above average of 3% in national polls released between Sept. 17 and Oct. 21 to be featured in 8pm CNBC debate on Oct. 28, according to CNBC.

  • Will be two-tiered debate, similar to earlier Fox News and CNN debates
  • Candidates who poll below 3% threshold but above 1% are eligible to participate in 6pm debate
  • CNBC says will use “methodologically sound and recognized national polls conducted by: NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg”