Senator Bernie Sanders is now the democratic leader after his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire and will benefit more than any other candidate from entrepreneur Andrew Yang who will be out of the race.
After Yang built a grass roots movement and experienced a meteoric rise in the national scene, he suffered a humble defeat in the Iowa congregations. At the second meeting, he received only 1% support and received no promised delegates from the state.
In New Hampshire, where he had placed his campaign hopes, Yang took a disappointing eighth place and received only 2.8% of the vote in New Hampshire, 92% of the counties reported.
"Although there is still a lot to do, you know that I am the math guy and it is clear that we are not going to win this race tonight," said Yang on Tuesday when he interrupted his campaign. "I'm not someone who wants to accept donations and support in a race that we won't win."
Over the past few months, Insider has conducted a recurring survey at SurveyMonkey Audience to track the state of the primary democratic field in 2020 and determine whether a particular candidate is out of the race and who the supporters of that candidate would flock to next.
about the course of four surveys From late December to early February, insiders polled 3,387 primary democratic voters about their views on the rapidly changing condition of the breed.
Of the 792 respondents who would have been satisfied with Yang as a candidate, 69% would also be satisfied with Sanders as a candidate.
Other candidates are also vying for this support: 64% would be satisfied with Senator Elizabeth Warren, 51% would be with former Vice President Joe Biden and 47% would be with former Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
It is not surprising that Sanders and Warren enjoy the greatest support among Yang's supporters. All three candidates have crystal-clear campaign messages that advocate extensive, systematic changes in the American market economy to put more economic and political power in the hands of the middle and working classes.
The strong dissatisfaction of candidates such as Tulsi Gabbard, who has openly promoted his support, and Michael Bloomberg, a billionaire, should be highlighted. The fact that 31% of Yang fans would be unsatisfied in the event of a Biden nomination suggests that he may not be as successful as the 52% of Yang fans who like him.
Beyond the Freedom Dividend Yang also advocates other advanced policies and expansive social programs, including a Medicare for All depositing health system, a free community college, and nationwide marijuana legalization.
Like many of his followers, Yang admires Sanders, tweet"Happy birthday to Bernie Sanders! He has moved our country in the right direction and is not yet finished", on the occasion of Sanders' 78th birthday in September.
And when Yang got out, he received a public greeting from prominent Congresswoman and Sanders surrogate mother Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who praised him for his "great race".
—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2020
In his 2016 presidential election, Sanders campaigned for many of the advanced policies and expansive social programs that Yang unilaterally campaigns for, including a Medicare for All health system.
Unlike Sanders, neither Warren nor Yang identify themselves as democratic socialists or advocate total state control of certain industries.
Both believe in market capitalism, but advocate far-reaching reforms of the American market economy to give everyday workers more power.
"This is not socialism, this is capitalism, where income does not start from zero." Yang told CBS of his basic income plan in March. "If you think about where the Americans will spend this money, they will spend it in their local stores, on their main commercial street."
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