May 31, 2018

Poll: Americans believe Trump's tweets are bad for U.S.

President Trump's Twitter feed on a phone. Photo: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Americans believe President Trump's tweets are harmful to the United States, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll.

Why it matters: The president's Twitter feed — with more than 52 million followers — is his favored form of instant communication and messaging.

By the numbers:

  • 62% of voters feel Trump's use of Twitter is a bad thing — up from 59% a year ago.
  • 20% of voters believe his feed is a good thing.
  • 72% of voters believe Trump uses Twitter too much.
  • What Republicans say: 58% of Republicans believe the president tweets too much. 38% of Republicans say his Twitter use is a bad thing.
  • 2018: 31% of voters think his tweets will help Democrats in November. 31% think it will hurt Democrats.
  • The media: 23% of voters think his tweets help the media. 47% think his tweets hurt the media.

Go deeper: Who Trump attacks the most on Twitter

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 679,977 — Total deaths: 31,734 — Total recoveries: 145,625.
  2. U.S.: Leads the world in cases. Total confirmed cases as of 8 a.m. ET: 124,686 — Total deaths: 2,191 — Total recoveries: 2,612.
  3. Federal government latest: Trump announces new travel advisories for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, but rules out quarantine enforcement. Per CDC, those residents should "refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days," with the exception of critical infrastructure industry workers.
  4. State updates: Alaska issues a stay-at-home order — New York tries to nearly triple hospital capacity in less than a month and moved presidential primary to June 23. Some Midwestern swing voters who backed Trump's initial handling of the virus balk at call for U.S. to be "opened up" by Easter.
  5. World updates: In Spain, over 1,400 people were confirmed dead between Thursday to Saturday.
  6. 🚀 Space updates: OneWeb filed for bankruptcy amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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