To qualify, candidates must achieve at least 4 % support in at least four polls approved by the DNC or 6% in two single-state polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, or Nevada that were conducted between October 16 and December 12. In addition, they must certify that they have at least 200,000 individual donors, at least 800 per state in at least 20 states, territories, and Washington DC.
The following candidates have currently qualified to participate in the debate.
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Senator Amy Klobuchar
- Senator Bernie Sanders
- Billionaire Tom Steyer.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
- Tech Entrepreneur Andrew Yang