Survey: How Americans understand the president's tweets

45% of Republicans agree that the tweets do not represent government policy. They are also even more likely than other Americans to say they are a way for the President “to express himself” – 76% of Republicans think that.

Americans clearly have mixed views about the tweets. Only one in four say they believe most of them, and only 7% believe all of them. Republicans, although more trustful, don’t accept all the tweets. Although a majority of Republicans (57%) believe most of what the President puts into his tweets, just 17% of Republicans believe all of them.

But there is also a clear feeling that the President himself believes what he is tweeting. Nearly six in ten think he believes what he is writing all or most of the time. More than a third of both Republicans and Democrats say Mr. Trump believes what he is tweeting “all” of the time.