Elon Musk’s own Twitter poll backfires as millions vote for him to step down

Well that backfired for you Elon.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 19th December 2022

Elon Musk may be about to step down as the head of Twitter after his own poll on the platform backfired spectacularly.

The billionaire businessman promised to ‘abide by the results’ of the poll – which have slid overwhelmingly against him.

A whopping 17.5 MILLION people voted in the opinion poll, with the majority choosing that he should resign from his position at Twitter.

57.5% of Twitter users who voted said that Elon Musk should step down, which works out at roughly 10 million people.

Musk bought Twitter back in October after an on-again-off-again deal was agreed.


One of his first moves after completing his $44 billion takeover of the social media giant, was to sack the entire Twitter board and make himself sole director.

His reign of Twitter has been controversial, with more than 30 million users expected to leave the platform over the next two years since his takeover.


Elon has yet to address the results of the poll – but he did tweet while it was still live: “As the saying goes, be careful what you wish, as you might get it.”

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Plenty of people have seen the funny side of the Twitter poll, naturally.

One person wrote, with a string of laughing emojis: “This guy just spent three times what Twitter was worth, only for its user to tell him to f*ck off.”


Another said: “Imagine spending billions on a company so nearly 10 million people can tell you to quit.”

RyanAir shared a meme that featured Liz Truss, Elon Musk and the lettuce that last longer than Truss’s stint as Prime Minister.

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