Top 10 candidates for next month's debate include the industry's most recognizable names – those who make up more than 2 percent of respondents, and former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and Senator of Minnesota Amy Klobuchar.
Several of the candidates who have not qualified because the debate has bitterly lamented the rules of the Democratic National Committee, arguing that the party is artificially sorting out the field and suppressing the debate.
"They are similar to Thanos, flicking their fingers and trying to get rid of half the field Former Maryland MP John Delaney said on Wednesday on MSNBC," I mean, we have seated Democratic governors who are not in the debate. "We have sitting members of Congress who are not in the debate and we need a debate."
But many Democratic voters do not seem to agree with this attitude.
Three-quarters of likely Iowa caucuses stated in a poll in the Des Moines Register that they wished some or most of the candidates would quit. Only 1
The DNC said the rules should encourage candidates to demonstrate the high level of support they would need to face President Donald Trump in next year's parliamentary elections.
"The September threshold is inclusive, transparent and low," said DNC spokeswoman Adrienne Watson. "Candidates have been given more time and more opportunities to reach the electoral threshold than in previous cycles." They had 21 chances to reach only 2 percent of the support in 4 surveys. "
To qualify for the September debate, candidates had to prove that they received at least 2 percent of the support in four surveys and received donations from at least 130,000 people. It was a big leap of 1 percent in three polls and 65,000 donors needed for the June and July debates.
Contestants late in the race seemed to find it particularly hard to create the large online donation lists and name recognition that were necessary.
Apart from Biden, all nine other candidates who entered the 2020 race in April or later did not reach the stage in September. Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.
Candidates who participated in the race earlier this year cut Nine out of 16 candidates achieved a place in Houston.
Nevertheless, many low-polled candidates say they will hold out For a while, as they will have another chance to start the debate in October and give one last glimmer of hope.
But insiders say the race could go beyond them.