Poll: Most say Trump’s Twitter use ‘reckless and distracting’

Poll: Most say Trump’s Twitter use ‘reckless and distracting’
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Sixty-six percent of registered voters say they find President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation MORE’s handling of his Twitter account “reckless and distracting,” according to a poll released Thursday

Twenty-one percent in the McClatchy/Marist survey consider it “effective and informative,” while 13 percent remain uncertain.

Trump has repeatedly used Twitter as a medium for attacking critics, announcing news and interacting with voters.

The president-elect earlier Thursday issued a series of tweets blasting media scrutiny of his business empire and reports of Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.

“The media tries so hard to make my move to the White House, as it pertains to my business — so complex — when it actually isn’t!” he tweeted.


“If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act?” Trump wrote separately. "Why did they only complain after Hillary [Clinton] lost?”

Trump has had an at-times complicated relationship with Twitter, despite his frequent use of the platform.

The social media company was notably absent when Trump met with representatives from multiple tech giants in a major summit Wednesday. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reportedly not invited in retaliation for reneging on a $5 million emoji deal with Trump’s presidential campaign.

Pollsters also found that a majority believe social media users are responsible for determining whether news was real or fake on platforms such as Twitter.

Fifty-two percent said users must weed out fake news for themselves, while 41 percent said companies including Facebook and Twitter should take on the burden. Six percent were unsure.

McClatchy-Marist conducted its latest survey of 873 registered voters via cell and landline telephone interviews from Dec. 1 to 9. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.