Poll: Majority of voters want Trump to delete Twitter account


A majority of voters want President-elect Donald Trump to delete his Twitter account, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

{mosads}Fifty-nine percent say that the incoming president should shut down his personal account on the social media site, and 35 percent disagree.

Still, 59 percent also say that they are optimistic about Trump’s presidency. About half, 49 percent, say he will be a good or great president, and 43 percent he will be not so good or bad.

Trump’s Twitter habits have at times inflamed critics and allies alike.

During the campaign, he retweeted white supremacists, celebrated Cinco de Mayo by sharing a picture of him eating a taco bowl and routinely launched twitter attacks on his opponents.

Since Election Day, Trump has used the platform to repeatedly bash the media for what he sees as unfair coverage.

In an interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” after the election, Trump stood by his tweets as a way of “fighting back that’s very tough,” though he promised to take a more subdued approach to social media once he’s in the White House.

“I’m going to do very restrained,” he said. “If I use it at all, I’m going to be very restrained.”

Trump’s tweeting may have hurt his image among voters, as 57 percent say that Trump is not level-headed, according to the Quinnipiac survey.

But overall, voters seem to have a positive view of many of Trump’s qualities. Most say that the business mogul is strong, has good leadership skills, cares about average Americans and is intelligent.

The poll surveyed 1,071 voters nationwide Nov. 17–20. It has a margin of error of 3 percentage points.

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