What’s the first thing most Americans want President-elect Donald Trump to do, now that the election is over? Shut down his Twitter account, a new Quinnipiac poll reveals.
On Tuesday, the pollsters at Quinnipiac University released their latest findings:
‘President-elect Donald Trump should shut down his personal Twitter account, American voters say 59 – 35 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.’
That’s right. 59 percent believe Donald Trump should get off Twitter while 35 percent have no problem with the president-elect’s toxic Tweets. The question asked in the Quinnipiac poll was phrased as follows.
‘As president, do you think Donald Trump should keep his personal Twitter account, or not?’
Millennials and voters who identified as Republicans were the most inclined to let him keep tweeting…But the majority of folks across the board seem to find the alleged billionaire’s tweets un-presidential.
— Bryan Bennett (@bryanbennett85) November 22, 2016
Tim Mallow, the assistant director for the Quinnipiac poll, says these findings on Donald Trump’s Twitter account send an important message:
‘Voters tell President-elect Donald Trump, “You’ve got the job. Now be a leader not a tweeter. And we’re watching to make sure you put the country, not the Trump brand, first.”‘
But wait, there’s more. Fifty-two percent of respondents say Donald Trump’s dishonest and 57 percent say he’s not level-headed. Yet 59 percent of those who took the Quinnipiac poll still feel optimistic about the next four years. Fifty-six percent say he’s got good leadership skills, 51 percent think he cares about “average Americans,” 74 percent believe he’s a “strong person,” and 74 percent believe he’s intelligent.
Then again, orangutans are also quite intelligent. Yet we’ve never sent one to the White House before.
— ePittⓋ? (@Elepitts1997) November 5, 2016
WATCH: Kellyanne Conway defends Donald Trump’s Twitter account on CNN.
‘He has over 25 million followers on Facebook and Twitter, and it’s a great way for him, Chris, to take his message directly to people, cut through the noise or the silence, whatever the case may be.’
In other words, Donald Trump wants to cut the press out entirely, so he can feed his lies and distortions directly to his millions of fans.
— CNN (@CNN) November 21, 2016
Featured image: Donald Trump’s Twitter page (Twitter logo and bird poop added).