One in five US Twitter users follows Trump: survey

President Donald Trump's Twitter account is followed by nearly one out of five American adults who use the platform, a survey sh
President Donald Trump's Twitter account is followed by nearly one out of five American adults who use the platform, a survey shows

Nineteen percent of US Twitter users follow President Donald Trump on the social platform, and a majority of those people approve of his job performance, a survey showed Monday.

The Pew Research Center report suggests Trump's @realDonaldTrump account—with more than 60 million followers worldwide—has succeeded in developing an audience largely favorable to his comments, which often generate controversy.

The report is based on a of 2,388 US adults who use Twitter and gave Pew permission to review their personal public-facing accounts, between December 2018 and July 2019.

Roughly three in 10 Republican adult Twitter users follow Trump, compared with 13 percent of Democrats, Pew said.

Among users who follow Trump, 54 percent approved of his as of late 2018, compared with 24 percent of users who don't follow the president.

Despite the large following, Trump's direct reach on Twitter is still limited, according to Pew: only 22 percent of all US adults use the service, its surveys found.

And Trump's reach on Twitter remains below that of former president Barack Obama, who connects with 26 percent of the platform's users, Pew researchers found.

The news comes with Trump drawing fire for a series of tweets interpreted as attacking four progressive Democratic congresswomen of color—calling on them to "go back" to their own countries, even though all are US citizens.

Trump's comments were branded "racist" and "xenophobic" by Democratic presidential candidates and senior lawmakers.


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Jul 15, 2019
Even these articles which are supposed to be objective and unbiased show their political propaganda. Just look at the picture of our president. This could be a russian or a chinese article trying to smear democracy and show our leaders in the worst possible light.

Jul 15, 2019
that's because he's playing with the fourth estate . when it came to his wife. it was real. estate

Jul 15, 2019
and xi, I mean she said it was the best bit

Jul 15, 2019
Wonder how many of them are doing oppo?

Just look at the picture of our president.
Maybe he shouldn't yell all the time and wave his little teeny hands around.

Jul 15, 2019
Not to mention telling people born in the US to "Go back where you came from."

This is a racist wanna-be dictator. Most Embarrassing President Evar. He should go to Russia or some other dirty racist autocratic place where he belongs and stay there.


Jul 15, 2019
lol , ''Not to mention telling people born in the US to "Go back where you came from''

one of the great moments ,

also, trump could put twitter out of the game , he should move to Gab

Jul 15, 2019
it's funny how many people will disregard right and wrong, or even think it's funny because they really din't know the difference.

Jul 15, 2019
America , love or leave it ''

nothing new , why the fuss now ??? hmmm,,,

Jul 15, 2019
Heh. Trump is followed and approved of while the Democrats with their wildly divergent political orientations rip each other apart. Meanwhile, Trump addressed a $600 billion trade imbalance Bill Clinton created and Bush and Obama ignored. Unemployment is near non-existent and the value of U.S. companies is higher than it has ever been. Guess what's going to happen come election time?

Jul 15, 2019
Heh. Trump is followed and approved of while the Democrats with their wildly divergent political orientations rip each other apart. Meanwhile, Trump addressed a $600 billion trade imbalance Bill Clinton created and Bush and Obama ignored. Unemployment is near non-existent and the value of U.S. companies is higher than it has ever been. Guess what's going to happen come election time?


Keep your stupid facts and studies to yourself! We think with our asses not our heads, grow up.

Jul 16, 2019
it's funny how many people will disregard right and wrong, or even think it's funny because they really din't know the difference.
Yep, sure is. This country was founded by immigrants.

Maybe you forgot.

Jul 16, 2019
Who even uses Twitter any more? Anything significant said will be spun, censored or banned.

There is no effective channel through which to express support of the president and disdain for the prog-left and the Somali Squats.

#MAGA

Jul 16, 2019
Trump is followed and approved of while the Democrats with their wildly divergent political orientations rip each other apart. Meanwhile, Trump addressed a $600 billion trade imbalance Bill Clinton created and Bush and Obama ignored. Unemployment is near non-existent and the value of U.S. companies is higher than it has ever been.

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Jul 16, 2019
Not to mention telling people born in the US to "Go back where you came from."

This is a racist wanna-be dictator. Most Embarrassing President Evar. He should go to Russia or some other dirty racist autocratic place where he belongs and stay there.
My President Trump speaks for utterly DEPLORABLE me! Y'all may ban, censor and ignore ME but I will vote again for Trump.

Trump 2020 vision for the future. Somali Squats go home.

Jul 20, 2019
Even these articles which are supposed to be objective and unbiased show their political propaganda. Just look at the picture of our president. This could be a russian or a chinese article trying to smear democracy and show our leaders in the worst possible light.


No, that's what a blowhard always looks like, running off at the mouth, never saying anything of substance, acting like he "knows everything" when he clearly knows almost nothing at all.

Jul 21, 2019
America , love or leave it ''

nothing new , why the fuss now ??? hmmm,,,


Not too bright are you? It's because it is being done by the President of the United States, and in this case, the Divider In Chief who has attacked Congress, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, virtually all of the American and world media, and the vast majority of Americans. The "fuss" is over this wannabe tin-pot dictator running amok over our countries laws, Constitution and legal processes.

Jul 21, 2019
it's funny how many people will disregard right and wrong, or even think it's funny because they really din't know the difference.

Funny how many stupid comments are made in support of tR☭mp. Wait, no it's not, it's terrifying.


Jul 21, 2019
Not too bright are you? It's because it is being done by the President of the United States, and in this case, the Divider In Chief who has attacked Congress, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, virtually all of the American and world media, and the vast majority of Americans. The "fuss" is over this wannabe tin-pot dictator running amok over our countries laws, Constitution and legal processes.


Yes, don't you love it? I do!
In case your little mind has not noticed America is becoming GREAT AGAIN, thanks to President Trump.
Long after even your grandkids have forgotten who you are President Trump will go down as the greatest president we ever had.

Jul 21, 2019
Trump will go down as the greatest president we ever had.


Not only that but those of you that stood in our countries and President Trump's way will stand beside and in the company of John Wilkes Booth and the like.

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