Two issues normally confined to the nerdy world of poll analytics may determine the final spots on stage for this week’s Republican debate.
The ways that Fox News — which is televising the debate and setting the rules — resolves the issues could end up keeping Rick Perry from participating. Fox has said the 10 candidates who have fared best in an average of the last five polls released before 5 p.m. Tuesday will be admitted to the debate. CONT.
Kevin Quealy, New York Times
Recent polls: Republican presidential preference