A sign outside the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library welcomes the GOP candidates before the 2015 CNN Republican Presidential Debate in Simi Valley, Calif. on Sept. 16, 2015.
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CNBC reveals Republican presidential debate lineup

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, New Jersey — CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the lineup for the network’s Republican debate, “The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote,” on Wednesday, Oct. 28th. Moderated by CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, co-anchor of “Squawk on the Street” and “Squawk Alley,” Becky Quick, co-anchor of “Squawk Box” and Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood, the debate will focus on the key issues that matter to all voters—job growth, taxes, technology, retirement and the health of our national economy. The RNC sanctioned debate will be held at the Coors Events Center at the University of Colorado Boulder and broadcast live on CNBC.

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Today marks the close of the five-week window for determining eligibility based on national polls. The results were based on methodically sound and recognized national polls conducted by NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, CNN and Bloomberg. The debate will be divided into two parts. The candidates with an average of three percent in this specified group of national polls will take the stage shortly after 8 p.m. ET for a two-hour debate. The candidates who met the minimum threshold of one percent in any one of the specified group of national polls will take the stage at 6 p.m. ET. The full criteria may be found here.

The following 10 candidates will take the stage shortly after 8 p.m. ET:

  • Donald Trump: 25.22
  • Ben Carson: 19.78
  • Marco Rubio: 9.67
  • Jeb Bush: 8.11
  • Carly Fiorina: 8.11
  • Ted Cruz: 6.89
  • Mike Huckabee: 3.56
  • Chris Christie: 3.00
  • John Kasich: 3.00
  • Rand Paul: 3.00

This specified group of national polls were also used to determine the order that the candidates will appear on stage. Donald Trump and Ben Carson will anchor the center of the stage for the 8 p.m. ET debate. To Donald Trump’s right will be Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee and John Kasich, in that order. To Ben Carson’s left will be Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Rand Paul, in that order. For candidates whose national poll averages were tied, podium positions were selected by a drawing.

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The following four candidates, who met the minimum threshold of one percent in any one of the specified group of national polls, will take the stage at 6 p.m. ET:

  • Rick Santorum
  • Bobby Jindal
  • George Pataki
  • Lindsey Graham

The eligibility was determined based on the following polls: CNN/ORC International poll released on Sept. 20; Fox News poll released on Sept. 23; Bloomberg Politics poll released on Sept. 24; NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Sept. 27; CBS News poll released on Oct. 11; Fox News poll released on October 13; CNN/ORC International poll released on Oct. 20; NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Oct. 20; and Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Oct. 21.

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CNBC reveals Republican presidential debate lineup

Updated