Poll: Sixty-Four Percent Of Voters Think Trump Should Delete His Twitter Account


The majority of American voters believe that President-elect Donald Trump should delete his Twitter account, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

Sixty-four percent of respondents thought that Trump should ditch his Twitter account, which he continues to use to ignite feuds with celebrities and announce policy proposals, once he is officially installed in the White House.

Thirty-two percent of respondents thought he should keep it, and five percent were unsure or did not answer.

On November 10, 2016, the only other time Quinnipiac published data on opinions of Trump’s Twitter account, 59 percent of respondents wanted Trump to delete the account. Thirty-five percent supported his keeping it, and six percent were unsure or did not answer.

In a press release accompanying the poll results, Quinnipiac noted that respondents ages 18-34 were especially fervent in their beliefs: 71 percent responded that he should delete the account, versus 26 percent who said he should keep it, a more dramatic difference than any other demographic.

The only breakout group that responded in support of Trump’s Twitter account were Republicans, who supported him keeping it as President, 49 to 45 percent.

The poll, conducted between Jan. 5-9, surveyed 899 voters nationwide via landline and cell phone. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.


Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously assistant editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.