CNN announces next week’s Reagan Library presidential debate lineup

Democrats' debate schedule far more controversial

By George Miller

CNN formally announced its Republican Presidential debate lineup for the Wednesday, 9-16-15 event at Reagan Library, to be moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper. will have people on site there: Photographer Marc Langsam and Reporter/Publisher George Miller.






We received this from CNN Reagan Library Debate organization today:

After reworking their debate criteria, CNN has officially announced their lineup of candidates who will appear in the prime time debate next week at 8 p.m. ET (5 PM PT).

Today was the last day of the two-month eligibility period to determine who would be appearing in the debate. The lineup is based on 14 polls and 6,000 interviews with potential Republican primary voters. The top ten candidates, plus Carly Fiorina, will appear in the prime time debate from Simi Valley, California while the remaining candidates will appear in an earlier debate at 6:00 pm. Fiorina had been doing much better lately and many considered her the winner of the first, earlier lower tier debate.

The overall ratings based on an average of all qualifying polls for the 16 candidates who met the participation requirements are:

1) Donald Trump: 23.929

2) Jeb Bush: 11.5

3) Scott Walker: 9.429

4) Ben Carson: 8.929

5) Ted Cruz: 6.286

6) Marco Rubio: 5.643

7) Mike Huckabee: 5.571

8) Rand Paul: 4.714

9) John Kasich: 3.214

10) Chris Christie: 3.143

11) Carly Fiorina: 2.229

The earlier debate (3 PM PT) will include:

12) Rick Perry: 1.814

13) Rick Santorum: 1.214

14) Bobby Jindal: 1.057

15) George Pataki: 0.529

16) Lindsey Graham: 0.471

The rules for inclusion were changed late last month so that any candidate who made the top 10 in an average of polls conducted after the Fox News/Facebook debate held on August 5 would be included. Fiorina is the only candidate to move from the bottom six to the top 10 in the post-debate average.


Democrats’ debates far more controvesial

Opponents (and their supporters) of frontrunner presidential candidate Hilary Clinton are furious about the Democratic National Committee’s later starting (Oct 13) and more sparse debate schedule (6). They say it is designed to give the advantage to the better known and leading candidate Clinton. Not only that, but any candidates who participate in non-sanctioned debates will be barred from participating in sanctioned ones.

The Schedule

Clinton, Democratic opponents to debate 6 times … –



George Miller is Publisher of and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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