More than 60 percent of registered Republicans said they plan to use former President Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-released social media platform, TRUTH Social, according to a new poll.
The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,999 registered voters found that 61 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of Trump voters plan to log on to the platform either “a lot” or “some” of the time.
Just 20 percent of Republicans said they don’t plan to use it at all, while 19 percent said they won’t go on the site “much,” according to the poll.
The poll was conducted from Oct. 22 and Oct. 24.
When it came to Democrats, 72 percent said they don’t plan on using the site at all, while just 7 percent said they’ll use it a lot and 11 percent plan to use it some, the poll found.
At the same time, just 30 percent of Independents plan to use the platform either a lot or some while 53 percent said they won’t use it at all, according to the poll.
Of all voters, 15 percent said they’ll use the platform a lot and 22 percent said they’ll use it some while 49 percent said they won’t use it at all.
Based on those numbers, the unreleased social media platform is currently more popular than his former media venture, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” Morning Consult added, citing its poll of that platform earlier this year.
Trump’s newly formed company, Trump Media & Technology Group, announced Truth Social last week, saying it’s set to launch in beta for “invited guests” next month and will come online nationwide in the first three months of 2022.
Its mission is to “create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley, which have used their unilateral power to silence opposing voices in America,” it said.
“We are inviting people of all political stripes, and all different viewpoints, to come and participate once again in the great American debate,” Trump said Tuesday in a statement, touting the platform.
Trump’s latest venture TMTG announced plans last week to go public through a merger with special purpose acquisition company Digital World Acquisition Corp.
The stock soared more than 1,000 percent in the days following the announcement, driven largely by interest from amateur traders.
The stock was last seen trading more than 18 percent higher at $69.37 per share in mid-day trading.