NATIONAL ABC LIVE POLL: If The Elections Were Tomorrow, Who Would You Vote For?

Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not participate in the first presidential debate, and their running mates will not be in the vice presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.

 The decision means Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only two candidates on the stage on Sept. 26, and Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their respective running mates, will be the only participants on Oct. 4.

The candidates needed to make a 15 percent. polling threshold across several major national polls in order to qualify for the debates. The commission determined that the polling averages for the candidates had Clinton at 43 percent, Trump at 40.4 percent, Johnson at 8.4 percent and Stein at 3.2 percent.

Johnson has publicly said that being excluded from the debates would doom his campaign.

Johnson said he wasn’t surprised by the decision to “exclude” him from the first debate.

“There are more polls and more debates, and we plan to be on the debate stage in October,” Johnson said in a statement.

Stein said in a statement that she plans to show up with “hundreds” of supporters outside the event.

“We will be at the debate to insist that Americans not only have a right to vote, but we have a right to know who we can vote for,” she said.

The commission said it will review the criteria for the second and third debates in the future, but didn’t specify in the release when it would make the announcement.

 NBC’s Lester Holt will moderate the first debate on Sept. 26. CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz will lead the second debate, a town hall format, on Oct. 9. Fox’s Chris Wallace will moderate the third debate on Oct. 19.

All debates will be broadcast on KTLA.

If The Elections Were Tomorrow, Who Would You Vote For?

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    CRUZ WOULD WALK AWAY WITH HIS
    TAIL BETWEEN HIS LEGS IN DEFEAT
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    TRUMP LOVES GOD AND GOD IS IN
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  • Unless we want:
    Christianity persecuted
    Open Borders
    A liberal Supreme Court
    Gun confiscation
    Our paying for Obamacare for illegal aliens
    The ultimate of Liars & Schemers in the White House
    The end of the middle class
    Trump is our only hope

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