The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced that Gary Johnson will not participate in the first Presidential debate on September 26th. The Commission requires candidates to have reached 15% in five Presidential surveys. Neither the Libertarian party or the Green Party reached that threshold. The Commission made this announcement on Friday.
Only Clinton and Trump will be in the first debate and only Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence will be in the second debate at Longwood University on October 4th.
In the five polls the commission selected Clinton lead with an average of 43% to 40.4% for Trump, 8.4% for Johnson and 3.2% for Stein. The five polls used were ABC-Washington Post; CBS-New York Times; CNN-Opinion Research Corporation; Fox News; and NBC-Wall Street Journal.