A new survey released by SurveyMonkey suggests that 89% of Republicans see President Donald Trump as more trustworthy as CNN, while 91% of Democrats hold the opposite opinion. Independent voters are more split, with 55% choosing CNN, compared to the 40% that trust Trump more.
While the survey also shows that 64% of all adults disapprove of Trump’s use of Twitter, Jon Cohen, senior vice president of survey research at SurveyMonkey, said that:
“A red flag for Democrats continues to be a perception that Trump is isolating himself from the GOP base with his tweets. Not only do most Republicans approve of his use of Twitter, but asked to describe those tweets, the No. 1 mention among the GOP is ‘truthful,’ with ‘entertaining’ in second place.”
Survey results also noted a danger for Republicans remaining content ignoring media outlets not frequented by their base. Fully one-third of Republican respondents said they only get their news from Fox News. Cohen explained further that:
“…the biggest danger for Republicans is that they grow content with firing up the base: Fully three-quarters of pure independents (those that don’t lean one way or the other) disapprove of Trump’s tweeting, and their top three descriptions for it are ‘undignified,’ ‘mean,’ and ‘dishonest.’”
SurveyMonkey conducted their poll online between June 29 and July 3, with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percent. 4,965 adults participated in the survey.