Peter Dutton has never been so popular on social media.

Far from the absolute mess in Canberra, one Peter Dutton in Austin, Texas – way off in the US of A – is copping it on Twitter.

The 30-year-old African American who shares the same name as the former Home Affairs Minister turned wannabe PM has been inundated with messages – both supportive and hateful – on Twitter since the leadership move against Malcolm Turnbull began.

“I wish the people of Australia would look at my profile and realize I’m a 30 yr old black man before sending me tweets and DMs,” PeterDutton5 posted on Thursday morning.

Mr Dutton from Austin, Texas, was subsequently inundated with support from Australians.

“You’d get my vote! Just watch your citizenship when you get elected … that’s a whole different drama. #vote1dutton,” one person tweeted.