Poll: Majority of Voters Want Trump to Take Down His Twitter Account
Fifty-nine percent of respondents say the president-elect should take down his account on the social media website, while 35 percent disagree, according to a Quinnipiac University poll posted on Tuesday.
The poll also found that 59 percent are optimistic about Trump’s incoming presidency, and 49 percent said that he will be great or a good president. Forty-three percent say he’ll be not so good or bad.
Trump’s Twitter account has been a major way for him to reach out to voters—but it has also posed problems for him. Since Election Day, Trump has used the social media platform to slam media outlets, namely the New York Times.
When he’s president, however, Trump said that he’ll tone it down on Twitter.
“I’m going to do very restrained,” he told CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” “If I use it at all, I’m going to be very restrained.”
The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,071 voters around the United States between Nov. 17 and Nov. 20. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well–he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016