A new poll of 1,000 Canadians suggests Donald Trump, known for his late-night rants, has been more effective on Twitter than his opponent Hillary Clinton.
According to pollster Nanos Research, 44 per cent of Canadians believe Trump has effectively used the social media platform to get voters’ attention, while five per cent said Clinton has. The rest were either unsure or said neither U.S. presidential nominee has been effective.
Similarly, 42 per cent of respondents said Trump has been successful at using Twitter to attack his opponent, versus six per cent who believe Clinton has the edge. Thirty-nine per cent weren’t sure, and 14 per cent chose neither candidate.
ObamaCare is a total disaster. Hillary Clinton wants to save it by making it even more expensive. Doesn't work, I will REPEAL AND REPLACE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 3, 2016
When it comes to who has been able to attract new supporters through Twitter, Trump once again led with 23 per cent versus nine per cent for Clinton. Almost half, however, said they weren’t sure, and one-fifth of respondents said neither candidate has been successful.
Nanos conducted the poll on behalf of Signal Leadership Communication Inc. It was completed online between Oct. 27 and Oct. 30, with participants recruited randomly via telephone. The margin of error is considered to be plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.