Andrew Yang, allegedly considering mayoral candidacy, tested in new online poll

Andrew Yang

Andrew Yang was a presidential candidate. | Photo by Andrew Harnik / AP

NEW YORK – Former presidential hope Andrew Yang, who advocated a “universal basic income” during the Democratic pre-election, is now the subject of a poll that will test New York voters ’desire for a third-party candidate in the upcoming mayoral race.

Yang was also among 11 people who rated respondents ’best choice in the Democratic pre-election to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio next June, according to an online survey that targeted Manhattan residents through a Facebook ad shared by POLITICO -with.

The poll did not indicate that it was conducted on Yang’s behalf, he said, but several issues focused on his potential candidacy – something his team said he considered last month. Others asked respondents to name an anonymous candidate whose description closely matches Yang’s profile.

The poll specifically examined his viability as a candidate for independence, which would allow Yang to skip the crowded pre-election and spend more time raising money for next November’s general election. Registered Democrats far outweigh Republicans and out-of-town voters, and New York citizens rarely elect mayors from the Democratic line. Both Mike Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani won a Republican victory during a major crisis and, in Bloomberg’s case, only after significantly outperforming their opponents.

In a recent online poll, respondents were asked whether they would support the first election to the Democratic election as an independent or third-party candidate if that person lost more than 10 people in the race in June.

The person who provided the information to POLITICO asked not to be named, but said the poll said “Yang is researching his viability as both a primary and independent candidate for the Democrats, but very seriously. consider an independent candidate “. The respondent is a Democrat who already supports something else.

Another instant, the survey tested a Yang mayoral offer and asked respondents about specific policies it supported, such as providing people with a $ 1,000 monthly cash payment – a central theme in the private sector entrepreneur’s unorthodox presidential offer.

He described an unnamed candidate – a political outsider, an entrepreneur, a nonprofit leader and, more specifically, Obama’s 2012 “Champion of Change” recipient – that Yang received that year.

Yang and his former campaign manager did not answer questions or several requests for comments.

The poll was conducted through the online Survey Monkey service and was targeted as a social media advertisement, apparently through Montana Research, the respondent said.