It's Official--Tulsi to be Screwed Out of 3rd Debate!!
Well, folks, Tulsi needs 2 more polls at 2% or more from "qualified" polls to be included in the September debates by August 28.
There will only be one more qualifying poll (a Monmouth national poll) before the August 28 deadline that will appear on Monday. Ergo, Tulsi will not be included in the September debates, even if she hits 2% or more in the Monmouth poll. Historically, Tulsi has done worst in Monmouth polls.
Including the Monmouth poll coming on Monday, there have been only 5 qualifying polls released since the second debate. Curiously, many qualifying pollsters, such as CBS, NBC, ABC, USA Today, and many others have not done any polling since that debate. Conspiracy anyone?!?
This despite Tulsi having polled in non-qualifying polls at 5% and 3% in New Hampshire (Gravis and Boston Globe, respectively), 2% in South Carolina (Post and Courier), and 2% in Nevada (Gravis), as well as 2% in a national poll that does not qualify (Economist). These are all respected pollsters, many of which are rated more high in accuracy than many of the qualifying pollsters.
The only possible bright side is that some qualifying polls may come out after the 3rd debate that Tulsi may make the 2% level needed, and then be included in the 4th (October) debate. Say, for example, if NBC and CBS poll New Hampshire after the September debates and Tulsi continues her heavy campaigning there.
Even if so, it has been announced that the DNC will be raising the requirements for the November (5th) and subsequent debates.