Indies lead Dems and GOP-ers on Twitter awareness

Independent voters are most likely to have heard of Twitter, according to a new poll released Thursday, while there is little difference in party affiliation for users of the microblogging site.

A Hotline/Diageo poll released Thursday found that 62 percent of Independents have heard of Twitter, compared to 55 percent of Republicans and 53 percent of Democrats.

When it comes to actually using the site, though, four percent of all those surveyed said they use the site. Five percent of Democrats, four percent of Independents, and three percent of Republicans use Twitter.

Strong minorities in each category told pollsters they had never heard of or used Twitter, including 41 percent of Republicans, 42 percent of Democrats, and 34 percent of Independents.

The Hotline/Diageo poll, conducted Mar. 26-29, has a 3.5 percent margin of error.