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A Majority of Americans Want Donald Trump to Dump His Twitter Account

Quinnipiac survey: 64% of U.S. adults want him to quit

President-elect Donald Trump has 19.4 million followers on Twitter. Twitter: KellyannePolls

If the results of a new survey are any sign, Americans now think Donald Trump should focus on more pressing matters than his Twitter account.

According to a survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. adults released today by Quinnipiac University, 64 percent said they think the president-elect should give up his 19.4 million followers on the platform when he becomes president. 

So what's all the fuss? It depends on whom you ask. While supporters say Twitter's a useful way for Trump to get messages out without needing traditional media, critics say he's often divisive with his rhetoric, reckless with his facts and vulnerable to potential future hacks that could set off international crises. (Even the U.S. State Department has expressed concerns.)

"President Barack Obama leaves the White House a lot more popular than Donald Trump is as he crosses the threshold and saddles up for the most important job in the world," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement about the results. "President-elect Trump gets points for strength and intelligence, but voters' feelings about his personality traits, empathy, leadership and level-headedness are headed south."

It's not just Democrats who are worried. In fact, according to the poll, only about half of Republicans think Trump should keep tweeting at all (from @POTUS or his own handle). Respondents were also split on whether Trump will be a successful president. According to Quinnipiac, 12 percent said he will be a "great" president, 30 percent said he'd be a "good" president, 20 percent said he might be "not so good" and 32 said he will be "bad."

For those keeping track, Trump is now just 10 days away from taking over the @POTUS handle in addition to his own account.

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