CNBC sets qualification rules for prime-time Republican debate

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 30, 2015 3:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - CNBC said on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidates would need to poll at least 2.5 percent during the five preceding weeks to qualify for its prime-time debate on Oct. 28.

Candidates will need at least a 1 percent polling average to earn a place in the second-tier debate immediately preceding the main event.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Sandra Maler)