Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage

Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage
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Democrat Andrew YangAndrew YangFormer Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Jack Dorsey committing billion to coronavirus relief efforts Campaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis 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. 

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CNN 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 SandersTrump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Mnuchin, Schumer in talks to strike short-term relief deal | Small businesses struggling for loans | Treasury IG sends Dems report on handling of Trump tax returns Trump says Obama knows 'something that you don't know' about Biden Senators push for changes to small business aid MORE, and Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders exits, clearing Biden's path to nomination Former Clinton staffers invited to celebrate Sanders dropping out: report Sanders exit leaves deep disappointment on left 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.