Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage

Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage
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Democrat Andrew YangAndrew YangOutsider candidates outpoll insider candidates Is Andrew Yang's pivot working? New Quinnipiac poll finds Biden leading in New Hampshire 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 SandersDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Health Care: Top health official defends contract payments to Trump allies | Vaping advocates confident Trump will turn from flavor ban | Sanders gets endorsement from nurses union Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Krystal Ball credits Gabbard's upswing in 2020 race to 'feckless' Democratic establishment MORE, and Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report Giuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry 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.