Poll: Will de Blasio make the first presidential debate?

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Poll: Will de Blasio make the first presidential debate?

The NYC mayor has yet to qualify for the first debate in a crowded Democratic field.
May 28, 2019

Next month, 20 Democratic presidential candidates will participate in the first of a series of primary debates – and it remains unclear if New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be among them.

The mayor himself has acknowledged that he may not make the cut, and a Politico analysis found that 19 candidates – not including de Blasio – had already qualified for the 20 slots available.

Nonetheless, de Blasio has been scrambling to secure enough donations to meet one of the two key criteria – receiving funds from at least 65,000 individuals. He said he had already met another threshold by hitting at least 1 percent in three national polls.

In this week’s online poll, we’re asking what our readers think.

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