Poll: Most people say they tune out Trump tweets

Poll: Most people say they tune out Trump tweets

Most Americans say they tune out President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE’s tweets, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Public Affairs Council and Morning Consult.

Nearly 6 in 10 respondents – 59 percent – said that they rarely or never read the president’s tweets, with only 15 percent of people saying they read them very often.

Democrats tend to read Trump’s tweets more than others, with 46 percent of Democrats, 43 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents saying they read the tweets at least somewhat often, according to the annual survey.


The survey also found that Trump’s tweets about businesses do not have a major impact on public opinion of those companies. A 41 percent plurality said that Trump’s Twitter criticism of a company does not change their opinion, while 10 percent said his criticism gave them a less favorable view of it. The same share, 10 percent, said his criticism gives them a more favorable opinion.

Trump’s use of Twitter has become one of the signature aspects of his presidency. He uses the website almost daily to share information, attack political opponents and critics, endorse candidates and, on occasion, announce policy decisions. He also repeatedly criticizes the special counsel investigation into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia, tweeting often that the probe is a “witch hunt.”

The poll was conducted between August 27 and 29, with online interviews of 2202 adults. The results have a margin of error of 2 percentage points.