Donald Trump is now essentially guaranteed a spot on the debate stage

For Trump to not make the stage at this point, one of the following things would have to happen.

1) Trump drops out.
2) Trump’s poll numbers crumple and there are five new polls that reflect it. (Even if Trump loses all support in the next four polls, his average would be 3.6 points — certainly enough to make the cut.)
3) Fox bars him on a technicality. Given that Fox is in the ratings business, that seems unlikely.

So that’s about it. Look forward to Donald Trump on your television next month. Maybe he will say his catchphrase, “I suddenly appear to possibly be a viable candidate for the presidency!” Everyone loves that line.