WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A potential blow to Chris Christie’s presidential campaign could be lurking.

Politico reports the New Jersey governor might not make the prime-time debate stage during next week’s debate hosted by Fox Business Network and Wall Street Journal. The latest Fox News poll has Christie polling at 2 percent.

To qualify for the Fox Business debate, candidates must score 2.5 percent or higher in an average of the four most recent national polls to be allowed on the main stage. The undercard stage will host the candidates who score at least 1 percent in one of four most recent national polls.

Christie, however, averaged 2.25 percent in the four most recent polls, according to Politico.

Even though Christie might be sitting at the “kids table,” Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former New York Gov. George Pataki might not be able to be part of either debate.

Fox Business will announce the official lineup Thursday.


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