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Bret Baier cited brutal poll numbers for a presidential candidate and former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Thursday’s Special Report and asked him if he thinks he can meet the polling threshold to make the first debate stage.

“You gonna make that stage?” Baier asked. “The RealClearPolitics average of polls has you at 0.8%. In Iowa, you’re at 1%. You don’t show up in the New Hampshire polling as of yet. You’ve talked about it as an uphill battle, but these are small numbers. How do you paint a pure to somebody who says, ‘I like what you’re talking about, but you’re not even in the ballpark?’”

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“Well, you didn’t mention the South Carolina poll in which we moved up to 3% there,” Hutchinson replied. “Those are small numbers and we’re gonna be in the competition. We expect to move up and that’s the goal. That’s why you work real hard at this.”

The first Republican primary debate will occur in Milwaukee in August. Criteria for entry have yet to be announced.

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