CNN to host two Republican presidential primary debates in 2024

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CNN will host two Republican presidential primary debates next month in Iowa and New Hampshire, states holding the first contests in the race for the 2024 Republican nomination, the network announced Thursday.

The events will give Republican voters the opportunity to hear the governing philosophies of leading candidates seeking to challenge the likely Democratic presidential nominee, President Joe Biden, in November.

The first debate will take place on January 10 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, less than a week before Iowa caucusgoers weigh in on the Republican presidential race. The second debate will be on January 21 at St. Anselm College in Goffstown, New Hampshire.

To qualify to participate in the Iowa debate, candidates must receive at least 10% in three separate national and/or Iowa polls among Republican caucusgoers or primary voters who meet CNN’s reporting standards, according to the network. . One of the three polls must be a CNN-approved survey of potential Iowa Republican caucusgoers.

Candidates will be invited to participate in the New Hampshire debate if they receive at least 10% in three separate national and/or New Hampshire polls of Republican primary voters who meet CNN’s reporting standards. One of the three polls must be a CNN-approved poll of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters. Candidates who finish in one of the top three positions in the Iowa caucuses will receive an invitation to participate in the New Hampshire debate.

The qualifying window for the Iowa debate closes on January 2 and the qualifying period for the New Hampshire debate ends on January 16.

According to the network, in each debate, candidates must also meet the definition of “natural born citizen,” as well as the age and residency requirements defined in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution, file a declaration of candidacy with the Federal Electoral Commission and agree to accept the rules and format of the debate.

To determine eligibility for polling in Iowa, only data collected from polls that began no earlier than October 15 and were released no later than 12:05 p.m. ET on January 2 will be considered.

In New Hampshire, only survey data collected from surveys that began no earlier than November 1 and were released no later than 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16 will be considered.

Survey results reported to a decimal will not be rounded up or down in any case.

National and state polls show former President Donald Trump holding a commanding lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. But a handful of Republican candidates are fighting to be the alternative to Trump.

The Republican National Committee is expected to announce this week that it will release candidates from the requirement that prevents them from participating in debates not sanctioned by the RNC.

Read the full criteria below.

To receive an invitation to the CNN Republican presidential primary debate on January 10, 2024, a candidate must:

• Comply with the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
• File a Declaration of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
• Achieve at least 10% (without rounding) in three separate national and/or Iowa polls of Republican caucusgoers or primary voters who meet CNN’s reporting standards. One of the three qualifying polls must be an approved poll of likely Iowa Republican caucusgoers.
• Agree to accept the rules and format of the debate.

Recognized surveys:

Only survey data collected from surveys that began no earlier than October 15, 2023 and were posted no later than 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time on January 2, 2024 will be considered for eligibility determination. Survey results reported to a decimal will not be rounded up or down.

To receive an invitation to the CNN Republican presidential primary debate on January 21, 2024, a candidate must:

• Comply with the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution.
• File a Declaration of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.
• Achieve at least 10% (without rounding) in three separate national and/or New Hampshire polls of Republican primary voters that meet CNN’s reporting standards. One of the three qualifying polls must be an approved survey of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters.
• A candidate who finishes in the top three places in the Iowa caucuses will receive an invitation to participate in the New Hampshire debate.
• Agree to accept the rules and format of the debate.

Recognized surveys:

Only survey data collected from surveys that began no earlier than November 1, 2023 and were posted no later than 12:05 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16, 2024 will be considered for eligibility determination. Survey results reported to a decimal will not be rounded up or down.

Polls that meet CNN’s standards for reporting and have been released during the qualifying period that would count so far in determining candidate eligibility include: CNN, CNN/University of New Hampshire, Fox News, Marquette University Law School, Monmouth University, Monmouth University/The Washington Post, NBC News, NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom and Quinnipiac University. Other polls that meet CNN’s reporting standards and have recently conducted polls on the Republican nomination race but were not conducted during the rating period include: CBS News/YouGov, Marist College, The New York Times/Siena College, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post/ABC News.

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