Entrepreneur Andrew Yang qualified for the New Hampshire February debate after missing the cut for the Iowa Democratic debate earlier this month.
Yang became the seventh candidate to qualify for the ABC News debate, joining former Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer, according to Politico.
Candidates were required to hit 5 percent in four national polls or 7 percent in two early state polls and receive at least 225,000 individual contributions to qualify for the upcoming debate. The Democratic National Committee also added new qualifying criteria allowing candidates to qualify if they win at least one pledged delegate in Iowa.
Polls show Bernie surging:
A slew of new polls released over the weekend that helped Yang qualify for the debate showed Bernie Sanders surging ahead in key states.
Biden still leads nationally:
There is no national primary but Biden remains the national frontrunner according to this weekend’s polls.
According to Fox News, Biden leads Trump by 9 points while Sanders leads Trump by 6 points nationally.
According to ABC News, Biden leads Trump by 4 points while Sanders leads Trump by 2 points.
According to Emerson, Biden is tried with Trump nationally while Sanders leads him by 2 points.