Your Republican Presidential debate participants (subject to change)

Jeb went from 17% to 15.4%. The Donald from 10.8% to 14.2%.

Here is the 2016 Republican Primary Debate Schedule. The first one will be August 6, 2015 at 9 p.m. EDT in Cleveland, OH, airing on Fox News Channel.

The rules of participation: “the Top 10 candidates in an average of 5 national polls will be included.”

I looked at the graphic above from the Washington Post on July 16, and the percentages were these: Jeb Bush: 17; Donald Trump: 10.8; Scott Walker: 9.3; Marco Rubio: 7.8; Ben Carson: 7.6; Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee tied at 6.5; Ted Cruz: 5.1; Rick Perry and Chris Christie tied at 2.9.

I looked again on July 17, and the numbers changed radically: Jeb Bush: 15.4; Donald Trump: 14.2; Scott Walker: 8.9; Ben Carson: 7.6; Rand Paul: 6.5; Marco Rubio: 6.4; Mike Huckabee: 5.7; Ted Cruz: 5.1; Chris Christie: 2.7; and Rick Santorum, who had been an also ran at 2.2. Rick Perry slipped off the podium at 2.1, along with John Kasich: 1.5; Bobby Jindal: 1.4; Carly Fiorina: 1.3; Lindsay Graham: 0.7; George Pataki: 0.5.

I don’t know what the cutoff date for selecting the candidates, but Christie, Perry and Santorum seem to be battling for the last two slots.

(Hat tip to Arthur@AmeriNZ.)

Author: Roger

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6 thoughts on “Your Republican Presidential debate participants (subject to change)”

  1. July 20- Donald Trump: 16.8; Jeb Bush: 14.8; Scott Walker: 9.7; Marco Rubio: 6.2; Rand Paul: 6.1; Mike Huckabee: 6.1; Ben Carson: 5.8; Ted Cruz: 5.1; Chris Christie: 2.9; and Rick Perry 2.5. Rick Santorum 1.8, John Kasich: 1.5; Bobby Jindal: 1.4; Carly Fiorina: 0.7; Lindsay Graham: 0.5; George Pataki: 0.5.

  2. Frightens me that I have TWO governors and a senator in the races, although Hillary is not in the Klown Kar with Walker and Pataki… Walker’s dominance in the polls is scary and bizarre. Wisconsinites are on board with disapproving of him now…they finally caught up with the “progressive fringe,” of which I am a member!

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