FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Poll: Majority Support—or Indifferent—to Return of Canceled Accounts on Twitter like The Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson
COUNTERPOINT: Majority of Democrats Oppose Return of Canceled Accounts
(Austin, TX—December 13, 2022) Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group—one of America’s most accurate pollsters in 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021—is releasing the results of a new national survey. Results were from surveys conducted November 30th through December 3rd of over 1,000 likely general election voters.
“Most Americans believe in free speech, as evidenced by this and other polling research. But there’s a growing minority on the left who don’t share those values and don’t want to hear dissenting voices, which is deeply disturbing for a free society and tends more towards totalitarianism. The best antidote to this misguided view is what Elon Musk is doing right now in cleaning up and opening up Twitter,” said Mark Meckler, President of the Convention of States. “Twitter’s radical shake up was long in coming and needed to happen, and when the dust settles, folks with common sense will see that transparency and freedom are always the best policy. Musk will let Twitter’s success shape public opinion over the long haul.”
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KEY INSIGHT: More Than Two-Thirds of Voters Support or are Indifferent to Elon Musk Allowing Formerly Canceled Twitter Accounts to Return to Platform:
- 68.6 percent of American voters say they are excited and support, or are indifferent to Twitter “un-canceling” banned accounts such as the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson:
- 31.4 percent say they are excited and support it
- 37.2 percent say they don’t care either way
- 31.4 percent of American voters say they are not excited and oppose Twitter “un-cancelling” banned accounts such as Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson.
KEY INSIGHT: Large Majorities of Independents and Republicans are Excited or are Indifferent to the Return of Banned Accounts to Twitter, Majority of Democrats are Opposed to Return :
- 76.8 percent of Independent voters say they are excited and support, or are indifferent to Twitter “un-canceling” banned accounts such as the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson. 23.2 percent say they are not excited and oppose.
- 93.9 percent of Republican voters say they are excited and support, or are indifferent to Twitter “un-canceling” banned accounts such as the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson. 6.1 percent are not excited and oppose.
- 34.3 percent of Democratic voters say they are either excited and support, or are indifferent to Twitter “un-canceling” banned accounts such as the Babylon Bee and Jordan Peterson. 65.8 percent are not excited and oppose.
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