Andrew Yang has surpassed Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the 2020 Democratic primary net favorability rankings, according to a new poll.
The most recent poll revealing Yang’s net favorability score, which is the number of potential Democratic primary voters who view a candidate favorably, minus those who hold negative views, saw a shift following the sixth Democratic debate.
Yang reportedly jumped seven points following the most recent debates in Los Angeles, according to the Morning Consult. This means that Yang now has a net favorability score of 34%, boosting him up to the fourth place, and placing him one point ahead of Buttigieg, according to Newsweek.
Wow I’d be among the most universally approved nominees among registered Democrats! That is great to hear. 😀👍 pic.twitter.com/rye2RvJzOL
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) December 26, 2019
Prior to the new polls, Buttigieg reportedly had a 30% net positive rating, putting him three points ahead of Yang.
Meanwhile, the leading contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren both saw a drop in their rankings, from 57% to 54% and 45% to 44%, respectively.
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The poll also found Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to be the least liked candidate with a net unfavorable score of 12%.
Despite these poll results, Yang is still two places behind Buttigieg in terms of overall support. When Yang filed to run for president in November 2017, his name was relatively unknown and remained an underdog.
When #YangGang began gaining traction with the candidate’s rise in popularity among millennial voters and Hispanic and Asian Americans, it became impossible to ignore his campaign’s message, despite the repeated snubs from debate moderators and the mainstream media.
The poll was collected through interviews with over 7,000 registered voters who stated that they may vote in the Democratic primaries and caucuses.
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