As the democratic campaign shifts to New Hampshire, Andrew Yang’s Manchester supporters said their candidate has enough resources to do better on the Tuesday vote no matter how bad he might have done in Iowa.
On Friday, Yang’s supporters congregated at Chunky’s Cinema Pub in Manchester, NH, to follow their candidate’s debate performance versus six other democratic candidates on the New Hampshire ballot.
Max Cope, a young voter from Manchester, NH said he thinks Yang did not have to focus on Iowa given the unreliability of the 2020 caucuses.
Mohamed Nahel, another voter from Manchester said the electorate in New Hampshire is favorable to Yang.
“In New Hampshire,” Nahel said, “I like how democrats and Republicans can all vote a democrat in the primary. It’s just going to help Yang a lot because the big majority of voters here are not just Democrats. There are disengaged voters, Independents, and Republicans. It’s going to help him a lot.”
choices are diverse but most of the supporters interviewed said they like Andrew Yang because he is different from other candidates.
Lena Vyas said she supports Yang because he is the only candidate who masters technology better.
“I definitely think it’s important time for a President to understand technology, especially where it’s headed,” Sillas said. “I think he is the only candidate so far to portray that; and as a computer science major I think I’m going to support him.”
For Brandon O’Keeffe, a Manchester resident and former Bernie Sanders supporters. O’Keeffe said that he is tired of the divisions that other candidates are bringing amongst Americans and that Yang is the candidate with the potential of unifying America.
“I grew up, sort of, in a liberal family, married in a Republican family,” O’Keefe said. “I’m from a small town and I know people on both sides, and I hate the divisions, I hate the anger between both sides. So, Andrew Yang just has a way of bringing people together. He has a universal solution that sometimes Libertarians and Republicans cannot be getting onboard with. I just think he is that guy that brings people together.”
Townhall meetings in the small state of New Hampshire have helped a lot of candidates well promote their policies and do better on the ballot day. Carey Maar, one of Yang’s campaign managers said he believes townhall meetings will give a boost to the candidate’s position.
“We need a little boost here”, Maar said. “we need some fundraising; hopefully he is bringing it tonight. I now he will, he’s been in the zone lately, at townhalls.”
So far, Yang has multiplied contacts with voters in New Hampshire by holing townhall meetings, rallies and most importantly his performance in the debate and his speech at the democratic dinner at the SNHU Arena Saturday.
His performance in New Hampshire will determine how good he will do for the rest of the campaign.