How many here would vote for Andrew Yang and his $1,000 a month?

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Would you vote for Andrew Yang and his $1,000 a month?

This poll will close on Jan 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM.
  1. Yes for both the Primary and General

    28.6%
  2. Yes only if he is the Dem nominee and up against Trump in the General

    71.4%
  3. No in both

    14.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    He's polling 3-5% consistently in the official polls. But online he's polling a lot higher in the unofficial ones. I'm curious as to what kind of support he has here. Please participate by stating either for or against him.

    I'll start. Between him and another Democratic candidate, for the primary, I'm voting for him. Between him and Trump, for the general election, I'm voting for him.
     
  2. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2000
    San Carlos, CA
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    He's not very high on my list of Democratic candidates. In a one-on-one situation (i.e. if these were the last two candidates in the Democratic primary), I would pick Yang over Gabbard, Williamson, any billionaire or any of the no-hopers who I can't remember but haven't been making a lot of progress. It would be close between Yang and Biden or Buttigieg for me - I would probably pick the established politician for "electability" reasons. I would definitely pick Warren, Sanders, Booker, Castro, is Klobuchar still in? over Yang.

    Between Yang and Trump, 100% Yang Gang for me. Literally any functioning adult over Trump.
     
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  3. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
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    I know almost nothing about him other than the Yang Gang is incredibly annoying... I mean... dedicated and he wants to send a check to every American every month. ;)

    The Yang Gang also explains why he does well in online polls. They Freep the crap out of every online poll they find.
     
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  4. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    I thought he was a joke at first, promising $1,000 for a vote. Was that even legal? Then I found out it was $1,000 a month for the rest of your life. That changed everything :)
     
  5. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Kind of like the old days (before your time) when soccer would be voted the favorite sport among readers of the online edition of the Lubbock Daily Herald.
     
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  6. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    He rides a skateboard
    He was a goth
    And he's polling
    Just above a sloth
    He's Andrew Yang!!!
     
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  7. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008

    In the Yang Gang's defense, soccer never had to face the kind the media blackout Andrew Yang is facing. He finally called out MS/NBC for being fake news :D

    Love him or hate him, Trump was the only one that somehow managed to fight back against the tyranny of the Main Stream Media. In the face of an unreceptive media, Yang needs to prove resourceful to have a chance.

    People are starting to notice though, of both Yang's policies and the MSM's deliberate ignoring of them.
     
  8. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    So is that a no? :D
     
  9. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    If he somehow
    Makes it to the top
    I'll vote for him
    Over that Orange Slop
     
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  10. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008

    Kamala just dropped out. If her votes move to Yang, Yang would be in the high single digits easily. Still not enough to win the nomination, but it would be another big step in the right direction.

     
  11. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    I think he should go...3rd party! (ducks)
     
  12. bostonsoccermdl

    bostonsoccermdl Moderator
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    Apr 3, 2002
    Denver, CO
    That didn’t rhyme.... you broke a promising streak there too early.
     
  13. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    It does rhyme :D

    If he somehow
    Makes it to the top
    I'll vote for him
    Over that Orange Slop
    I think he should go...3rd party! (ducks)
    He says to me so....stop! (stuck)
     
  14. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
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    If a picture paints a thousand words, then why can’t I paint you?

    Show Spoiler

    Because you’re not a thousand words.
     
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  15. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

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    Sep 6, 2001
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    Exactly my thoughts, to a person.
     
  16. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

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    Sep 6, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    I have read Yang's book.
    I have listened to his speeches.
    I have reviewed his website.
    I am not convinced at all.

    As for MSNBC (and other media) ignoring him/getting his name wrong, that is bizarre and wrong.
     
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  17. Smurfquake

    Smurfquake Moderator
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    San Carlos, CA
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    The other thing is that just because he has this revolutionary idea, doesn't mean that it can get passed in Congress and become policy. Even if the Democrats keep the House and take the Senate, I don't think there's enough support for the basic living income plan to get passed by enough Democrats in the House, much less in a Senate where Republicans can still filibuster. And if Yang can't get this policy passed, what is he going to do for four years in the White House? So I'm more likely to support people with experience who know how the sausage is made and can work with the party leaders in Congress to get something done. Yang is in a good place to start the conversation of what do we do with all of the people who can't find jobs because of automation, but he's not in a good place to actually solve that problem if he becomes President in January 2021.
     
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  18. roby

    roby Member+

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    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Geez...Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and lawyer.
    Trump is an American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and has lots of lawyers. That's worked out well! :rolleyes:
     
  19. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Are you feeling OK? :D
     
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  20. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008

    LOL. That, or maybe simply you are not intending to say a thousand words. :D

    As to the idea of Kamala fans finding an interest in Yang now that she's out, it's not that far-fetched.
     
  21. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    #21 teamdragon, Dec 4, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
    I didn't read the book. But his Joe Rogan interview was very interesting. A full two entertaining hours well spent. It got me thinking he was going to be the Donald Trump of this election cycle as far as bringing with him crowd excitement and entertainment value are concerned.
     
  22. chaski

    chaski Moderator
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    Mar 20, 2000
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    Yang's gotta fight
    For his right
    To third paaarty!
     
  23. teamdragon

    teamdragon Moderator
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    Feb 16, 2008
    What's branded the Freedom Dividend now is nothing new. It was an idea championed by Thomas Paine, MLK and lately Elon Musk, a collection of unlikely allies. A 1969 bill passed the house but died in the senate. It died in the senate not for the lack of support from the Republicans but because some Democrats voted against it. Their reason for voting against it was that they wanted more. They regretted that vote till this day.

    This is an idea that enjoys bi-partisan support. The left sees it as an effective and efficient way to address the fundamental perpetual poverty issue. The right sees it as a way to revive many of the poor rural areas. I think if he's elected, it'll be a cinch for Yang to sail the UBI bill through the Congress.
     
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  24. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Didn't find a picture of you, oh oh oh oh
    On MSNBC last night
    All those old folks from the past
    Cyhrons we've been cast out of, oh oh oh oh
    Now we're back in the fight

    Yes we're back on the Yang Gang
    Whoa, back on the Yang Gang
     
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  25. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

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    Sep 6, 2001
    Chicago
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    Chicago Fire
    Awesome!

    I am just starting to read "Utopia for Realists," discussing the case for UBI. It seems to be a bit more thoughtful than Yang's concept. I should have thoughts on the topic in a couple of weeks when I finish it.

    It is not even revolutionary.

    It was suggested by Thomas Paine (okay, maybe revolutionary in a sense).

    It was proposed by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    It was proposed by Richard Nixon, although limited to families who were financially struggling. It actually passed the House...twice.


    Edit: I see @teamdragon beat me to it.
     

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