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Poll: One-third would use a Trump-backed social media platform

One-third of voters said they would use a social media platform that was backed by former President TrumpDonald TrumpProject Veritas surveilled government officials to expose anti-Trump sentiments: report Cheney: Fox News has 'a particular obligation' to refute election fraud claims The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? MORE, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds.

By contrast, 54 percent of registered voters in the March 22-24 survey said they would not join such a platform while 16 percent said maybe.

Seventy-eight percent of Democratic respondents and 58 percent of independent respondents said they would not use a social media platform created by Trump.

On the other hand, 54 percent of Republican respondents said they would use a Trump-backed social media platform.

Sixty-two percent of voters who cast their ballots for Trump in 2020 said they'd use a Trump social media platform while 78 percent of Biden voters said the opposite.

In the wake of Trump's social media ban, aides have announced the former president plans to return to social media by creating his own platform.

According to recent Axios report, Trump is reportedly in talks with multiple apps to partner with them for his platform.

A Feb. 8-9 Hill-HarrisX poll found a majority of voters, 54 percent, said Twitter and other social media sites should end the bans of Donald Trump on their platforms now that he is out of office.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,882 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 2.26 percentage points.

Gabriela Schulte