Andrew Yang is seeing a lot to celebrate in the latest 2020 poll that shows him at three percent support.
The 2020 Democrat on Wednesday tweeted enthusiastically about a new survey from Quinnipiac in which he's polling at three percent, putting him behind former Vice President Joe Biden at 32 percent, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 19 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at 15 percent, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) at 7 percent, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 5 percent.
While three percent might not sound like much, this is indeed an improvement for Yang, who was polling at one percent in a Quinnipiac national poll released earlier this month. National polls in recent months have generally showed him at between one and four percent support; he cracked three percent in an Emerson poll released in April.
The three percent in Quinnipiac's poll also puts Yang, who has already qualified for the third presidential debate, ahead of numerous elected Democrats with much larger name recognition. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio, for instance, are at one percent, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) didn't even crack one percent. They're polling behind, while Yang is polling slightly ahead, of "wouldn't vote" at 2 percent.
Quinnipiac for its poll spoke over the phone with 648 Democratic or Democratically-leaning voters from Aug. 21-26. The margin of error is 4.6 percentage points. Read the full results at Quinnipiac.