A new poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang beating President Donald Trump by eight points in New Hampshire — an impressive feat, given that Yang is currently ranked sixth in the Democratic field.
Newsweek reported that the Emerson College poll showed Yang taking 54 percent of the vote, with Trump garnering 46 percent.
The poll also had all Democratic presidential hopefuls beating the president in a hypothetical head-to-head, with the sole exception of Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was the only candidate to fare better than Yang in a match up against Trump in the state, Newsweek said, coming in at 55 percent of the vote to the president’s 45 percent.
The Tuesday poll results had Yang supporters and Trump critics using the hashtag ‘YangBeatsTrump’ on social media, which found its way into the top five trending topics in the United States on Wednesday.
Yang’s signature policy involves “a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 per month for every citizen,” Newsweek noted.