Immanuel Wilson tweeted, “Yang got 9% of the black vote (with 8% of the overall vote). This shows that the black community is listening, and liking what they’re hearing. As more of the black community starts hearing about him, they’ll realize that he’s their guy. #YangSurge #BlacksForYang”
“Andrew Yang at 8% nationally,” tweeted Ross Varner. “Ahead of Buttigieg, double Klobuchar. The #YangSurge is real. The #YangGang is much larger than anyone knows.”
“[email protected] is surging in the polls,” wrote the Students for Andrew Yang Twitter account. Many others peaked in the polling too early. (Kamala, Pete, Warren) We are peaking at the right time! The early state voting is only a few weeks away and we will be have our best results yet. Let’s take this to the White House! #YangSurge”
Twitter user Brandon Lee tweeted a photo of Yang speaking in front of a group of people. “When they say @AndrewYang cant win Iowa,” he tweeted. “Show them this.”
Yang is currently campaigning in Iowa, the site of the first political caucus in the country this coming February.
“Interesting,” tweeted Fox News contributor Byron York. “@pdoocy reports on Fox that there is only one Democrat (Andrew Yang) in Iowa now, 11 days out from caucuses.”
Yang’s campaign has garnered endorsements from such high-profile celebrities as Dave Chappelle, Nicolas Cage and former Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson.
One of the cornerstones of Yang’s political policies has been his plan to provide a Universal Basic Income, which Yang refers to as the Freedom Dividend. Under the Freedom Dividend plan, Americans over the age of 18 would receive $1,000 per month regardless of their employment status.
“A Universal Basic Income at this level would permanently grow the economy by 12.56 to 13.10 percent—or about $2.5 trillion by 2025—and it would increase the labor force by 4.5 to 4.7 million people,” says Yang’s campaign website.
Newsweek reached out to Yang’s campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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