MSNBC apologizes after leaving Yang out of presidential poll graphic

MSNBC on Sunday apologized after the network left Democratic presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangDNC announces new criteria for New Hampshire debate Poll: Sanders holds 5-point lead over Buttigieg in New Hampshire Panel: Obama breaks Andrew Yang's heart MORE off a presidential poll result graphic, with the network calling the error inadvertent.

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The apology came on the air before Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer flagged the omission in a tweet to his nearly 450,000 followers, drawing the ire of Yang supporters on social media. 

"Why does @MSNBC keep leaving out @AndrewYang on their graphics (actually at 3% here)? This has happened on a number of occasions, I haven’t seen with any other candidate. It’s not just a slip up. Unacceptable," Bremmer wrote. 

 

After facing some blowback on social media, MSNBC apologized and redid the graphic. 

"Earlier on UP, we aired a poll graphic that inadvertently left off @AndrewYang. This was a mistake that we've since corrected on air. We apologize to Mr. Yang. Here's the correct graphic," the network wrote 

 

The Yang campaign dismissed the apology, saying that the network had made omissions like it before. 

"Thank you @MSNBC for making this apology for the 15th time. The #YangGang is very excited for #16," Yang campaign manager Zach Graumann wrote.

 

Yang has qualified for the fifth Democratic debate that will be held in Atlanta on Wednesday and will air on MSNBC. 

He is currently in sixth place among 2020 Democrats in RealClearPolitics average of polls with 2.8 percent of the vote. 

Updated at 10:42 a.m.