In the wake of their hopes of debating next month, billionaire Tom Steyer, Senator Kirsten Gilibrand of New York and a number of other presidential candidates missed the chance to enter a new poll on Monday, just two days.
have already qualified for the ABC-sponsored Democratic debate in Houston in September, but Steyer, Gillibrand, reporter Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and author Marian Williamson hoped some last-minute polls would have to hope.
that new polls will be released soon Wednesday – a tall order, especially given that respondents often avoid polling Americans in August when many people are on vacation.
Applicants need four polls showing them with 2 percent or more and 1
Gabbard, D-Hawaii, needs two more qualified studies; Gillibrand needs three more polls, plus more donors. Williamson has enough associates, but needs three more polls. To qualify for the four polls, they must be conducted by DNC-approved polls, be a combination of different polls, and be conducted in different geographical areas, such as Iowa, New Hampshire, or the entire nation.
Steyer is just one poll. But a new national poll in Monmouth on Monday was unsuccessful – it tied its support below 1%.
The poll also found a tripartite tie for first place between the senator in Vermont. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts sister Elizabeth Warren – both 20 percent – and former Vice President Joe Biden 19 percent, less than 32 percent in the latest poll.
"The main result of this poll is that the democratic race has become unstable. Liberal voters are starting to fight for a candidate they can identify with. Moderate voters who pay less attention seem to have doubts about Biden, "said Patrick Murray, director of the independent research institute at the University of Monmouth. "But they are targeting more of one of the Levitical aspirants of the highest name, rather than a lesser-known candidate who may be in tune with them politically."
The billionaire activist, Steyer, has made serious television ads since joining the race this summer, helping raise his name recognition to 70 percent, according to Monmouth. But that didn't make it popular: Only 9 percent had a favorable impression of Steyer, compared to 25 percent who viewed it unfavorably.
Steyer and other low-candidate candidates hit the Democratic National Committee on Debate last week during a DNC meeting in San Francisco.
"The American people deserve to hear this message in September, but it denies the lack of recent qualification polls," Steyer campaign manager Heather Hargreaves said in a statement. "We urge the DNC to expand its survey criteria to include a more qualified electoral survey."
His campaign also has a petition calling for the DNC to add studies of Nevada, one of the four early starters and states of Kakus, to his list of qualified studies.
Sep. Michael Bennett, of Colorado, who has little hope of putting the discussion on the scene, was even more critical, using his speech to the DNS to say the party's rules are "a stifling debate at a time when we need it most."
Other candidates who are far from qualified include New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, former Maryland Representative John Delaney, and Ohio reporter Tim Ryan.
Candidates who miss the September debate will still have a chance to qualify for the October debate, when the thresholds will be the same, but they will have more time. However, standards are expected to rise in November for future debate.
If another candidate qualifies for the contest next month, the debate will once again be spread over two nights, with the June and July debates as the maximum number of candidates on stage is 10.
The 10 candidates, already qualified include: Biden, Warrens; Sanders; New Jersey senior Cory Booker; Mayor Pete Butigig o f South Bend, Indiana; former housing secretary Julian Castro; California Senator Kamala Harris; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; Former Texas Beto Republic Roorkee; and entrepreneur Andrew Jan.