On Thursday, we brought you word that longtime Republican consultant Fred Karger was battling to overcome the obstacles between him and the May 5 GOP presidential debate in South Carolina. One of the tougher barriers involved polling: Karger was “invited” to the debate, but one of the imposed preconditions was that he had to have “garnered at least an average of 1% in five national polls based on most recent polling.”
That put Karger in a tough spot, as very few polling organizations had bothered to include him — so few that he was forced to cite our humble Speculatron Weekly Roundup as evidence that people were interested in him.
Well, today, he got some good news. Fox News has released the results of its latest round of polling. As it happens, it was the first poll they conducted that included Karger among the candidates. And in a stroke of good fortune, Karger hit the 1 percent threshold.