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Should third-party candidates be included in presidential debates?

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her supporters asked that she be included in the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Instead, she was escorted off of Hofstra University's premises. In a poll by Independent Journal Review via Google Consumer Surveys, 65 percent say no third-party candidates should be included in the debates. But Gary Johnson has been close to 10 percent in the polls, let's hear him out. What do you think? Read both sides and vote now!

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Stein did her own Twitter Q&A, but should she have to do this, instead of being included in the debates?

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Some do want to hear more from Stein and allow the third parties to be included.

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There are Americans considering a vote for a third-party candidate. That's enough reason to include them in the debates—Americans should be informed about their policies.

Shouldn't we hear viable alternatives in an election where the major party candidates are so reviled?

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But let's really break down the data:

In a poll conducted by Independent Journal Review via Google Consumer Surveys, 65 percent say the third-party candidates shouldn't be included; 19.5 percent say all third-party candidates should be included; 7.5 percent say only include Gary Johnson; 7.1 percent say include Johnson and Stein.

The third-party candidates just don't have the backing to be included in the major presidential debates.

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Let's be real: Stein is polling behind Harambe. SMH!

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But Gary Johnson isn't polling behind Harambe! As the Libertarian Party candidate, some believe he presents different perspectives than Clinton or Trump that should be included in the debates.

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Johnson also wants in! Is it time we allow he and Jill join?

FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Should third-party candidates be included in presidential debates?
A festive crown for the winner
#Let3rdPartiesDebate
#3rdPartiesGTFO