Michael Bloomberg qualifies for Democratic Party debate in Las Vegas

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

  • Michael Bloomberg has gained 15 points since December, and is now polling at number two after Bernie Sanders.
  • This means he meets the threshold required by the Democratic National Committee to attend the debate on Wednesday.
  • A NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey found that Bloomberg is polling at 19%, second only to Bernie Sanders.
  • This is the first time Bloomberg has qualified.
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Micheal Bloomberg has qualified for the Democratic Party debate in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Wednesday. It is the first time he has done so.

Bloomberg has gained 15 points since December, according to a NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist survey, polling at 19% across the US.Advertisement

Bloomberg therefore meets the threshold required by the Democratic National Committee to attend the debate on Wednesday.

It is the fourth time that Bloomberg has polled at 10% across the US, which means he can participate in the next debate.

Bernie Sanders leads the pack Democratic Party 2020 challengers, with 31 points.
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