GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina responded to Fox News’s criteria for the GOP candidates to appear on the main stage for Thursday’s primetime GOP primary debate, rather than the earlier debate.
“Polls don’t win elections,” Fiorina told Breitbart News. “The political class may not like it, but it’s Iowa voters who will decide their caucuses next week.”
Fox News announced:
In order to qualify for the primetime debate, candidates must place in the top six spots nationally in an average of the five most recent national polls, or place within the top five in Iowa or New Hampshire in an average of the five most recent Iowa or New Hampshire polls recognized by FOX News.
In order to qualify for the early debate, candidates must register at least one percent in ONE of the five most recent national polls recognized by FOX News.
Fiorina appeared on the earlier debate stage in the previous GOP primary debate hosted by Fox Business, along with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) was invited to participate in the earlier debate, but held a town hall in New Hampshire instead.
The candidates who make the primetime debate stage will be announced Tuesday evening at 6 PM by Fox News’s Bret Baier on Special Report.