Poll: 6 in 10 Americans see Trump’s Twitter-use as “inappropriate”

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A new YouGov poll for the Economist asked voters whether they thought Trump’s Twitter use was appropriate or inappropriate. Here are the results.

The YouGov poll survey 1,500 US adults between the 23rd and 25th July.

Respondents were asked:

“Do you think the way Donald Trump uses Twitter is appropriate or inappropriate for the President of the United States?”

A total of 58% of respondents said they thought Trump’s use of Twitter was inappropriate compared to just 25% saying it was appropriate. A further 17% said they were not sure.

Unsurprisingly, voters were split along party and ideological lines.

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An impressive total of 81% of Democrats said they thought the president’s use of the social media site was inappropriate. On the other side of the political aisle, 48% of Republican voters felt Trump’s use of Twitter was appropriate for a US president compared to 34% who felt the opposite. Liberals felt strongly that the Twitter use was inappropriate (83%) while conservatives were split like Republicans (47% appropriate, 34% inappropriate).

Furthermore, while 54% of Trump’s own voters supported the president’s tweeting, 28% said it was inappropriate.

One of Donald Trump’s most recent series of tweets contained his announcement that transgender individuals should not serve in the US military:

 

What do you think of Donald Trump’s tweeting?

On one hand, Trump’s style of tweeting can be controversial and un-presidential. On the other hand, it allows him to directly send messages to his supporters and his enemies, allowing him to dodge potential bias from the press.

What do you think?


The full results of the YouGov poll can be accessed here.