Democrat Andrew YangAndrew YangGeorge Floyd protests show corporations must support racial and economic equality Andrew Yang discusses his universal basic income pilot program Andrew Yang on the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis MORE is calling out recent media coverage of his presidential campaign after CNN aired a graphic that neglected to list Yang when discussing primary candidates’ standings in a recent poll.
“I’ll admit I’ve never been a politician before, but the treatment of our rising national poll results has been odd and confusing,” Yang said in a Thursday campaign email to supporters.
ADVERTISEMENTCNN included in its graphic the top five candidates in a Quinnipac University Poll released last week, as well as former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who polled at 1 percent, compared with Yang’s 3 percent.
The CNN graphic did not claim that the six candidates on the screen were the top six in the poll. A CNN spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.
Yang fundraised off his complaint over media coverage, asking supporters to donate to “force the networks and everyone in the media to pay attention and increase coverage of our campaign.”
“The trend of this campaign is already very positive — think where we could be if we received the same level of coverage as folks like Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE, and Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE,” Yang said.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led the race in the Quinnipac poll; they have fairly consistently made up the top three in the majority of national polls.
Yang is one of 10 candidates to make the stage in next month’s third Democratic primary debates, having reached 130,000 individual donors and at least 2 percent in four Democratic National Committee-approved polls.
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