CONCORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Presidential candidate Andrew Yang will tell anyone who will listen again and again that he's a "numbers guy."
Yang campaign staffers and volunteers can be identified by the hats and shirts they wear that read simply, MATH.
But the numbers-obsessed campaign has to reckon with the latest polling math. The most recent installment of the 7 News/Emerson College tracking poll of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary shows Yang a distant sixth place in the first-in-the-nation Tuesday primary.
One staffer told WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl they were undeterred, and are hoping their candidate pulls enough of a number in New Hampshire to make the nation pay attention.
"His message will continue on beyond New Hampshire, but if New Hampshire rallies behind him for support, that shows to the rest of the nation that his message is gaining ground and traction," the staffer said. "People are willing to follow him even with that lower chance of success."
At a rally in Concord Monday, the entrepreneur spoke passionately about preparing America for an economy where more of today's jobs are taken over by machines.
"This transformation is going to accelerate in the days to come, because the technology is getting more powerful, capable, smarter all the time, in a way that, frankly, we are not," he said.
His supporters—who showed up in such numbers the campaign had to secure a second location for overflow—want to spread that message nationwide.
WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports