Yang says he expects to 'surprise a lot of people' in Iowa

Yang says he expects to 'surprise a lot of people' in Iowa
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Presidential candidate Andrew YangAndrew YangIs this the end of the 'college experience'? Biden campaign to take over 'Supernatural' star's Instagram for interview Hillicon Valley: Justice Department announces superseding indictment against WikiLeaks' Assange | Facebook ad boycott gains momentum | FBI sees spike in coronavirus-related cyber threats | Boston city government bans facial recognition technology MORE said Sunday that he expects to “surprise a lot of people” in Iowa.

ABC’s George Stephanpoulos pointed out on “This Week” Sunday, the day before the state's caucuses, that Yang has been in “a pretty consistent sixth place” in Iowa without reaching double-digit support. 

“We think we’re going to surprise a lot of people on Monday night, George, and we’ve got a ton of support in New Hampshire,” he said. “I can’t wait to take this vision to the rest of the country.”

Stephanopoulos also pressed the presidential candidate on whether he’d be able to stay in the race if he didn’t earn any delegates.

“You know that the Yang Gang will be here the entire way,” he answered.

The entrepreneur said he can’t predict where his supporters “would head” if his campaign did not reach the 15 percent minimum support required to earn delegates, adding the campaign currently does not have plans to guide them. 

“Many of them have supported Bernie in the past, but many of them supported President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test MORE and they might just leave,” he said, referencing Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.), who is one of four candidates expected to lead in the caucuses.

Yang currently places in sixth in Iowa at 3.8 percent, behind Sanders, former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegCNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' Former Indiana Gov. Joe Kernan dies How Republicans can embrace environmentalism and win MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Lobbying world MORE (D-Minn.), according to RealClearPolitics. The poll aggregator currently shows Sanders with a 3.6 percentage point lead in the state.