Hey David, why is Andrew Yang surging in the
polls? This is a good question. First we have to address the facts is Andrew
Yang surging in the polls as of this recording, Andrew Yang has recently pulled three and
four in a couple of polls. Like for example, there’s an Emerson poll
where Andrew Yang has pulled for, there’s a Quinnipiac poll where Andrew Yang has pulled
three. There is a slightly older USA Today poll where
Andrew Yang has pulled three and he’s averaging about 2.5% so at one point he was only pulling
1%. In that sense, Andrew Yang clearly has some
momentum. I think the better argument for talking about
Yang’s appeal is the accelerated donor base that Andrew Yang has picked up while many
other one and two percenters have not even gotten enough donations to qualify for the
third debate that’s coming up next week. Um, and uh, yes I think increased social media
attention also can tell us about interest in Andrew Yang if not electoral support. Do I think Andrew Yang is rocketing up in
the polls? No. I mean he’s still averaging 2.5% and he’s
made the third debate stage. That’s great. I’ve interviewed him. I like him. I’m glad to see him there. I want to hear his ideas but there is not
evidence at this point that there was going to be a much more head room so to speak for
Andrew Yang to take advantage of. Although I’m sure people hearing me talk about
this a will disagree. The reason I believe Andrew Yang is getting
attention is he is talking to people in a relatable way. He sounds far less like a politician, but
not in a way that makes him sound like he’s delusional with ideas that are completely
disconnected from the real world. His ubi plan, you can agree with it or disagree
with it, you can find areas of it that you think are more or less feasible or more or
less advantageous. But it is a very specific policy that he has
outlined now thousands of times as he has been running this election. And it is resonating with people even if they
don’t necessarily think that’s the best way to spend government money that he is putting
out specific and actionable plans. So I think it’s a combination of personality,
demeanor and the fact that he is at least attempting to stick to policy and he has many
policies out there that uh, many people are liking. Is every single one of them completely feasible? No, that’s the case with any presidential
candidate. Is Andrew Yang going to get enough speaking
time at the debate such that he would even have the opportunity to really be as prominently
placed as Joe Biden, Warren or Bernie? He’s not. And you can argue that’s not fair. I mean you can make the case that if there
are 10 candidates in a debate, regardless of polling, each should get 10% of the time,
and I wouldn’t completely disagree with you, even though I understand why the networks
do it the way they do it. I, I don’t disagree with the premise that
if you really want the debates to be an adjudication of all of the ideas that are out there, you
really should be giving the candidates equal time. Although I get why they don’t. So I think that’s what it is. I think what Andrew Yang has done, I know
that he’s talking about this is not to now go away in a month. This is to become president of the United
States. I don’t see how the numbers point to him doing
that now in the same way that I didn’t see it with Tulsi and Tulsi has not even made
the third debate and there are still people saying she’s going to be president. I think at some point we have to be a little
more realistic, but I think that Andrew Yang’s presidency has been good for the Democratic
Party. I think it’s been good for elections in general. And I’m interested in seeing how far he goes.

Why is Andrew Yang SURGING in the Polls?

100 thoughts on “Why is Andrew Yang SURGING in the Polls?

  • September 9, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    #yanggang

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:44 am
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    David what libertarian things about Yang do you not like? Also if you recieve ubi can you get your ss when you retire in addition to that?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    Still polling by home phones! If the polling is done in twitter Yang is #1!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:48 am
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    Yang is a Libertarian plant to split the vote on the left and ensure a Trump victory.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:50 am
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    Yang gang 2020!!!!!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    David, Yang is not saying how he will get his ideas approved by the senate congress? How can he possibly do it?!?!?!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    Please America, not Biden. Warren, Buttiegieg, Yang, Sanders…….

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:54 pm
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    Because His UBI Is A Scam Designed To Hurt Poor People

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:06 pm
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    People must have forgotten his Jeb! Style performance.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    Yang Gang

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    I hope Yang can gain some real traction over the next few months. From what I can tell only Yang, Warren and Sanders have any plans for real change that can actually help all Americans

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Ive started to see many people supporting yang at my college so theres some true to this

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  • September 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Because he's awesome

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    It's worth mentioning that Andrew is polling up to 3 times higher than other candidates who have received more than double his donations (Beto).

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm
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    This guy is genius. Pls watch his short video, the way he explained UBI to his son is incredible.

    * Beau of the Fifth Column – Let’s talk about my son and Andrew Yang (SHORT – UBI)

    .. he captured the audience. He sold me again on what I was already sold on. His explanations were simplistic although he only goes over UBI.

    On the other hand I personally prefer Andrew’s long interviews with Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro, another with The Breakfast Club but maybe some ppl are lost in his articulation. I find those long interviews refreshing, I love them so much, felt they went fast; a lot of ppl agree with me. Again, above is an alternative and that guy Beau explained it really well as well.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Yang has lots of interesting ideas, pragmatic problem-solving approach, tech connections, excellent listening/poise, and a rapidly growing fan/donor base. He'll get a lot of the youth and tech voters, for starters, then maybe be Warren's or Sander's running-mate if he doesn't join the top tier. He's the real deal.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:54 pm
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    He peddles fear to luddites who don't understand Moore's Law.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    Yang has been treated unfairly by the press. If that continues the dems lose my support

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    You are right David. We do Disagree. It will be funny watching you sign up for that check bro.
    Yang gang 2020 secure your bag.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    This was not fair. David is a hack. " I understand why they don't give equal time" ok fuck face elaborate cuz we know if your candidate did not get fair time y'all be throwing your arms up in the air bitching and moaning Kamala didn't get enough time. Bias bias bias

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  • September 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    For me my first choice is Yang 2020. Or, my second choice is Bernie 2020. https://sites.google.com/site/wokebeastmetal/home

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:12 pm
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    Because more and more people are calling out the media's bullshit. From trying to hide Yang to Biden straight up copying him. People are noticing what's going on.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Because he is the ONLY candidate who is willing to put money into the hands of the American people. #yanggang

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    Macron 2.0?

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Andrew Yang for President 2020!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:50 pm
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    He had my vote after the $1k mo stipend thingy.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    according to Hillary…. he's 98% to win! LOLOL!!!!!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I want to vote for yang. I'm broke as hell but when I get money I'm gonna donate to him even if it's a dollar. I've never donated to a politician in my life. But this guy knows what he's talking about.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    Probably because the polls weren't acurately averaged before.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    What are these polls? How do I take part in these polls? Are they even real? Lol

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  • September 9, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    My guy!!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    YangGang

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Equal time at debate sounds good in theory but I think candidates who have more policies or policy detail should be given priority because we need them to expound on those finer details. Those who are vague… I don't know what we could realistically glean from their candidacy if we don't know where they stand on certain issues and asking broad questions in order to narrow down their standing just wastes time in my opinion.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    Democracy Dollars is badass!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:34 pm
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    The only reason why I clicked is because I saw the name Andrew Yang my president

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  • September 9, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Andrew Yang is the man for hour. In the same way time found churchill for the hour. Common sense is hard to refute regardless of ones intelligence

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:30 am
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    Thank you for covering Andrew Yang, I enjoy your channel.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:44 am
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    Resonating..??? Its so resonating that Joe Biden stole Andrew Yangs campaign on the Corbert Show! Why dont you report on that!!!
    And Tulsi Gabbard passed 2 approved polls to miss this coming debate but no one mentions that there were only 4 approved DNC polls since the last debate and the fact that Gabbard spent the month of August serving her country in the reserve instead of campaigning!!!

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    Well if Yang doesn't make it I hope he tries to run again. He's young enough and we are entering automation one way another. Perhaps the people need to see automation happen to reconsider that DAMN WE SHOULD have VOTED FOR THAT YANG GUY and perhaps when the time comes and he runs again, people we take him seriously next time and he will run again.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    I would have gotten in so much trouble if I got 1000 a month when I turned 18

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    it would be highly stupid not to vote for yang

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  • September 10, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    Tech is oil of 21st century, hence automation, therefore freedom div and the beginning of human centered economy. 50% jobs gone in next 20 yrs.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    If he can beat O’Rourke and Booker then he can take Buttigieg. He’s quickly becoming a top 5 and no one else has climbed that much, in fact others have fallen while he continues to rise. People will acknowledge him soon.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:48 am
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    #UBIbelieve

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:30 am
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    Yang was at 2.7% at the time of this release according to RCP.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    😭

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:56 am
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    It's simple. Yang is himself, not a malleable corporate puppet

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  • September 10, 2019 at 7:37 am
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    The real enemy is the dnc. And then the bias mainstream media. In no particular order.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:05 am
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    Yang gang

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  • September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    You said that UBI may or may not be the best way to spend government money. Government money…. I find that funny.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Andrew Yang's OBI sounds great and all, and he's a very savvy, charismatic person. However, there are very important questions that need to be answered.

    Things I would like to have asked to him:

    1) Are there any safeguards to prevent opportunistic capitalists like landlords, raising the costs of rent/housing?

    2) Are there any safeguards to prevent businesses and the supply chain from passing down the VAT Tax to the consumers? Hence why a VAT Tax is a REGRESSIVE TAX.

    3) Is he REALLY considering the UBI as a direct replacement for current welfare programs? I see this as VERY bad for the people who NEED a UBI. 1000 dollars isn't a lot of money if they have to decide between the UBI or the current help and assistance they are receiving i.e. disability, food stamps, wic..

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:52 am
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    I like Yang. He should stick around and run again down the road. The name recognition should aid him and then some, provided that he doesn't turn into a flip-flopping corporate whore. I sincerely wish him the best.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm
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    Anyone who believes the MSM polls is gullible. ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox are companies controlled by people who donate to campaigns. They will lie about polls, refuse to give candidates airtime or lie about a candidate’s policies and history to manipulate voters. David Pakman is no exception.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:40 pm
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    Vote for Biden is a vote for the old Obama ' era. Nothing is visionary here. Despite AY still lack of political experience he has more visions and ideas than the rest of candidates.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 1:54 pm
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    even if he douse not get in during this election as long as he keeps his presence up on social media, stays around in the media, even if its after mass layoffs due to automation to say i told you so next election. there is a clear growing appetite for his policies so. i hope if he is not elected he douse not fade away

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  • September 10, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    When "surging" in the polls is polling at 3% lol… I wish people would stop lying about Andrew Yang having a realistic shot at winning the nomination, and instead focus on the interesting conversations he wants to have. That's why he's still in the race: to promote interesting ideas and to increase his recognition so that when he runs again in 4 or 8 or 12 years he'll be a more popular name. Yang knows that he won't become president just yet, and that's fine… I just wish his supporters would acknowledge this.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Correction. @1:57 It's not government money. It's a Value Added Tax on corporations. Many of whom pay little to no federal tax right now, so if anything the freedom dividend would actually reduce the number of tax dollars going to social programs. Just saying. Yang2020

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  • September 10, 2019 at 5:15 pm
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    Because people are sick and tired of those dirty politicians

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    “The only thing I worry about is that some total unknown that nobody ever heard of comes along.”  Donald Trump

    “It’s not right, it’s not left, it’s forward…because the opposite of Donald Trump is an Asian man who likes math” vote for Andrew Yang for president #yanggang #humantyfirst #latinosforyang #trumpfearsyang

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  • September 10, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    Will be interesting to see if he hits 5-6%, or when. Only so many debates left.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    Simply because he is the best candidate, beat others by a mile. The big surge will come after the debate.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    YANG GANG

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  • September 10, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    The network is a dying breed of no better than Faux News.

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    what I wanna know is where they get these poll numbers from? idk about you guys but no one ever asked me who I was voting for or who I liked

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  • September 10, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    Polls lie

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  • September 10, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    He isn't.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    Andrew Yang is a master debater.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    UBI is dangerous to socialist policies

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:44 am
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    But when are we going to talk about the fact that the polls are bullshit?

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:17 am
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    Trump beats everyone except yang. A vote for anyone other than yang is essentially a vote for Trump.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    YANG 2020🇺🇸

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    AY is going to rock this next debate. David just admit you want to be part of the Gang. It's cool bro we welcome everyone 🤗 #YangGang

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  • September 11, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    Yang has all the right diagnosis of US problems and future challenges.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    You're right about everything except "there's not much more room for him to go up." He will break into a solid 4th place before you know it. Watch. Biden, Warren, Sanders, Yang. Harris is dropping and Tulsi's takedown was the end of her chances. Buttigieg has hit his ceiling. O'Rourke won't be around long. Yang will be hitting near 10% by winter.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    … I think you mean john yang

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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    If only Bernie also implemented UBI. Why not FJG and UBI?? Why not Bernie Yang 2020

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    Its only a matter of time. The only issue is older generations who need to understand where the money is coming from (reducing loopholes and inefficiencies) and how it'll revolutionize main street economies.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Ill be supporting him right until the end. I like Sanders and Warren, but their policies don't offer the same freedoms to all Americans in the way Yangs does. If Sanders and Warren picked up some of Yangs major policies(UBI, Mental Health care reform, I'd be a lot happier voting for them, but until that happens I'll have to only see them as my 2nd and 3rd choice votes.

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  • September 11, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    Yang Rally Philly 09/17 5:30pm

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:22 am
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    Jimmy Carter was at 2% at this point in the election cycle

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    johnyang2020.com is a real website.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Just hit 5% in two polls! Passing buttigieg and only 2% behind harris

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  • September 12, 2019 at 3:21 am
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    David hates Yang confirmed.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    Andrew Yang is popular because of UBI. All of his other policy proposals are compelling, but not like UBI. And, yes, he doesn't sound delusional. In fact, he sounds pretty damned informed compared to any candidate on the planet.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    #MATH bitches!!

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:25 am
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    Yang yang yang !!! Give it to me baby.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    It's a great way to spend money. Ubi is the help the middle class has been waiting for for a very long time. To vote against yang is like shooting yourself in the foot. And no let's not be realistic and bs y'all forget still that Hillary was suppose to win easy. These polls are useless and inaccurate and need to be ignored. You're fixing to look stupid again following that nonsense

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  • September 12, 2019 at 10:48 am
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    Why? Because Andrew Yang simply makes sense! His proposals are clear! No hollow words but actual plans.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    And also polled 5… But alright

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  • September 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    Quick answer. Because he'll win the freaking thing. Americans think their election are nuanced and hard to predict. Trump wasn't hard to predict (even though I believe the DNC tampered with the votes). Obama wasn't hard. Bush wasn't either.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:07 pm
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    Surging in the polls: Not Yet. Surging in Momentum. Wait til he hits double digits.

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  • September 12, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    The thumbnail looks like this is an interview

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  • September 12, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    today polling 5 %

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:02 pm
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    Maybe because he's the best candidate

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  • September 12, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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    DONATE TO YANG ESPECIALLY BEFORE TONIGHTS DEBATE, HE NEEDS ANOTHER 10,000 DONERS BEFORE IT STARTS #Yanggang We've got you man, was never into politics before I learned about you, I support you because you give me hope:)

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Speaking of being more realistic… it's really not realistic to compare Tulsi to Yang in any regard to appeal or momentum.

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  • September 13, 2019 at 1:38 am
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    He's averaging 3% now according to RealClearPolitics

    But generally yes, good points

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    Andrew yang for president

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  • September 13, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    Andrew yang actually knows what he is talking about

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  • September 14, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    he's polling 5% now

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