ABC News Announces Criteria For New Hampshire Republican Debate

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ABC News has announced the criteria for its Republican presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary.

The faceoff between the GOP presidential hopefuls is slated for Feb. 6 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Here are the three different ways candidates can gain an invitation for the debate stage:

1) Place among the top three candidates ranked according to the popular vote in the Iowa Republican caucuses on Feb. 1, 2016. (OR)

2) Place among the top six candidates in an average of New Hampshire Republican presidential polls recognized by ABC News. To be included, polls must be conducted no earlier than Jan. 1, 2016, and must be released to the public before 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 4, 2016. Poll averages will not be rounded. (OR)

3) Place among the top six candidates in an average of national Republican presidential polls recognized by ABC News. To be included, polls must be conducted no earlier than Jan. 1, 2016, and must be released to the public before 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 4, 2016. Poll averages will not be rounded.