NBC/WSJ poll: 7 in 10 Americans don’t approve of Trump’s Twitter use
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Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t approve of President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Coronavirus hits defense contractor jobs Wake up America, your country doesn't value your life MORE’s Twitter habits, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out Wednesday.

 

Just 26 percent say his use of the social media site is a good thing, while a majority of the country — 55 percent — disagrees with the president-elect’s use of Twitter.

 

Trump has long used Twitter to circumvent the communication channels typically used by presidents, such as on-air addresses and press conferences. But the website has also caused trouble for Trump, often leaving unclear whether its 140-character messages amount to official positions.

 

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Trump has also used the platform to attack people who openly criticize him. Over the weekend, Trump targeted Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) on Twitter after Lewis said in an interview that he does not view the real estate mogul as a “legitimate president.” Just days earlier, the president-elect slammed Meryl Streep as a “Hillary flunky,” when the actress and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWith VP pick, Biden can't play small ball in a long ball world Hillary Clinton on US leading in coronavirus cases: Trump 'did promise "America First"' Democratic fears rise again as coronavirus pushes Biden to sidelines MORE supporter delivered a speech critical of Trump at the Golden Globes.

 

The NBC/WSJ poll also found a significant discrepancy between how Democrats and Republicans view the president-elect’s tweets. Among Democrats, nearly 9 in 10 say it’s bad, while only 9 percent approve. Republicans, on the other hand, are more evenly split, with 46 percent approving and 47 percent disapproving.

Among independents, 67 percent said Trump’s Twitter habit was a bad thing, and 27 percent said it was good.