The first Republican debate, which is capped at 10 candidates, is now expected to include Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich, The New York Times has estimated. While Fox News will announce the official 10 candidates after Tuesday's 5 p.m. polling deadline, according to their criteria, it appears that Christie and Kasich will have firmly made the cut, with Rick Perry, who had been neck-and-neck in earlier polls, falling to 11th place with 2 percent of the vote. Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki likewise did not make the cut, and are expected to be designated to the earlier 5 p.m. debate for those polling outside the top 10. 

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