Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage

Yang hits CNN, media over campaign coverage
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Democrat Andrew YangAndrew YangAndrew Yang sparks Twitter uproar with pro-bodega video Yang announces run for New York City mayor Yang files to open campaign account for NYC mayor 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. 

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 SandersBiden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Senate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate MORE, Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden to tap Rohit Chopra to lead CFPB, Gensler for SEC chair: reports Biden tax-hike proposals face bumpy road ahead Porter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector MORE, and Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries 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.