-- The stage is set for round two.
The Republican presidential contenders are just a week from facing off under the lights on the second debate stage. But this time, the stage will be a little more crowded, according to the list released by CNN on Thursday night.
One candidate – Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore – did not receive an invitation to the debate stage after failing to garner an average of 1 percent in three national polls.
A Gilmore campaign aide told ABC News on Thursday afternoon that his campaign had not received an invitation and that he had been in talks with CNN about how rounding numbers might be effecting his eligibility.
Averages are according to an ABC News analysis of recent polls according to CNN’s original debate criteria, averaging national polls since mid-July.
The main stage will include:
1. Donald Trump (23.9 percent)
3. Scott Walker (9.4 percent)
5. Ted Cruz (6.3 percent)
9. John Kasich (3.3 percent)
11. Carly Fiorina (2.1 percent)
A podium was added for Fiorina because she is currently in a tie for seventh place with an average of 4.4 percent in national polls since the first debate.
The undercard debate will include:
12. Rick Perry (1.8 percent)
13. Rick Santorum (1.2 percent)
15. Lindsey Graham (0.4 percent)