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.
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:
After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
....victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2017
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.