Poll: Vast majority wants Trump to tweet less

Poll: Vast majority wants Trump to tweet less
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A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday reports that registered voters, by a 2-1 margin, want President Trump to cut down on his tweeting.

Fifty-nine percent of the 1,000 surveyed say Trump "should stop tweeting so much,” and 28 percent agree with the statement "his tweets are a good way to communicate directly with Americans."

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll taken just before Trump took office on Jan. 17 showed 69 percent of those polled agreeing with the statement that "in an instant, messages can have unintended major implications without careful review.” Just 26 percent said the tweeting "allows a president to directly communicate to people immediately."

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Overall, in the new survey, 47 percent of those polled approve of the job Trump is doing six weeks into his presidency and 44 percent disapprove, making him the first president in modern times not to score majority approval at this early point in his tenure.

Asked about the direction of the country, 46 percent it is headed in the right direction and 43 percent say it is not, a 12-point upward swing from the same poll question in December.

The USA Today/Suffolk University poll has a 3 percentage point margin of error.