Andrew Yang Rises To Second Place In NYC Race, Poll Shows

( Andrew Yang, the former Democratic presidential candidate who promised to introduce a universal income system if he won the 2020 presidential election, recently ran to become the Democratic nominee for the upcoming New York Mayoral race.

And before he conceded defeat in the race on Tuesday, polls showed that he had risen to second-place…which is a huge achievement.

Yang, who is also an entrepreneur who has never held political office, ran for the party’s nomination promising to stamp out crime and anti-Asian hate, and clean up the city. He said on Tuesday that the numbers showed he would not be the next Mayor of New York City, but that he would be very happy to work with whoever becomes the next mayor of the Big Apple.

On Monday, however, things looked quite different. A poll taken among 702 likely voters in New York City revealed that Andrew Yang was second behind Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President. Yang took 20% support, beating Kathryn Garcia, the New York City Housing Authority chief, who received 15 percent.

Adams remains the leader in the race, and Ipsos Mori revealed that the candidate has a clear lead over other candidates on issues relating to public safety and crime – the two main problems facing New Yorkers today.

Yang’s main issues during the campaign were expanding access to voting to non-citizens, saying that he would reform democracy and allow all lawful permanent residents in New York to vote in New York City elections. He claimed the move made sense as the city was made up of many immigration communities, with some 622,000 permanent residents affected by the policies of the mayor.

It might be true, but that’s not what the Constitution says…

Yang won’t be mayor for now, but it’s surely just a matter of time before he wins some kind of political race…