These Are the Polls That Will Determine Who Makes It Into the Presidential Debates

The CPD announces its five.

The question of whether Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein or Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson will make it to the presidential debate podium depends on their performance in five specific polls, announced today by the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Those polls, selected with the help of Gallup editor in chief Frank Newport, are:

  • ABC News/Washington Post
  • CBS News/New York Times
  • CNN/Opinion Research Corporation
  • Fox News
  • NBC News/Wall Street Journal

The CPD will average the results of those orgs’ most recent polls when the commission makes its decision sometime in the middle of September for the first debate, with 15 percent support as the threshold. The CPD will re-average the results, based each time on the most recent polls, before each subsequent debate.

According to the CPD, those particular polls were chosen based on their frequency, reputation, reliability and poll methodology.

As of now, neither Stein nor Johnson would make the cut.