DNC Raises Debate Qualification Threshold Yet Again

NBC News reports:

The Democratic National Committee is raising the qualification threshold for the November presidential debate, but the jump is less steep than previous increases.

To qualify, candidates will need to hit 3 percent support in at least four early state or national polls that meet the DNC’s methodological requirements, up from 2 percent for the September and October debates.

The number of unique online donors needed to qualify will climb to 165,000, up from 130,000 for the previous two debates. That’s smaller than the jump from the debates this summer to the early fall, when the polling and donor thresholds doubled. Candidates will once again need to hit both the polling and grassroots donor threshold.