Jon Huntsman Might Not Be Invited to the Next CNN Debate

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ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes a statement in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County 

Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate features the nine 

Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack-Pool/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman makes a statement in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate features the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack-Pool/Getty Images) Photo: Pool/2011 Getty Images

To qualify for CNN's October 18 debate in Las Vegas, a candidate needs to average at least 2 percent in three national polls between September 1 and October 16. So far, Huntsman has only received 2 percent in one poll. Maybe he can watch the debate with Gary Johnson? It would probably be more fun anyway. Johnson might actually get Huntsman's jokes. [Caucus/NYT]