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After “someone else,” Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang are most favored for vice president

2019 photos of Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang by Gage Skidmore via Creative Commons

According to Newsweek, a new national poll from Emerson College shows that Kamala Harris and Andrew Yang are the leading Democratic vice-presidential candidates — that is, after “someone else.”

Inquistr reports that according to the poll, 20 percent of voters preferred Kamala Harris, with Andrew Yang following closely at 18 percent. Meanwhile, 23 percent said they would vote for “someone else” out of all the options provided.

Six other candidates were listed on the poll, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (16 percent), former Georgia Rep. Stacey Abrams (8 percent), former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (6 percent), Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown (5 percent), Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum (3 percent) and Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (1 percent).

According to The Washington Examiner, the poll was conducted between Feb. 16 to 18 and surveyed 573 Democratic primary voters. Its margin of error is four percentage points. 

Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the presidential race in December, has yet to officially endorse a candidate. However, presidential candidate Joe Biden openly told The Sacramento Bee last month that he would consider the California Senator “for anything” she wants, including the vice presidency. 

Meanwhile, Inquistr reports that Andrew Yang said he would support any candidate who supports his campaign’s signature Freedom Dividend, a universal basic income of $1,000 per month. The entrepreneur suspended his campaign earlier this month and is now a political commentator for CNN.

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