In a twist nobody saw coming, Elon Musk has tweeted yet another poll, this time vowing to step down as head of Twitter if that is the will of the people.
As the poll tops 5 million votes at the time of this writing, people have voted 58% Yes to 42% No, signaling that a strong majority would like Musk to step down as head of Twitter.
Should I step down as head of Twitter? I will abide by the results of this poll.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 18, 2022
Elon Musk has been consistent in his willingness to follow the outcome of his polls. If this trend continues, you can expect him to follow through.
What will that mean? Who knows? He’ll still own Twitter and likely be very involved in the direction of the platform, but he may select a person to head the company who is not such a lightning rod.
One would expect Musk has access to data that would give him an indication of how this poll would play out. It may be that he’s using the poll to segue into a move he was already planning.
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) December 18, 2022
We’d love Musk to stay. Twitter has been hilarious lately. Understand though that ‘head of Twitter’ is different than ‘guy who owns Twitter and exerts major influence over the platform’.
He’s not going anywhere.
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) December 18, 2022
I was the first person on Twitter to vote and tell Elon Musk to step down as head of Twitter pic.twitter.com/O3V0S1R3uC
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) December 18, 2022
LOL. What a dweeb this guy is.
— The Right To Bear Memes (@grandoldmemes) December 18, 2022
The lib bot farms are probably working overtime.
Can’t wait for Elon to lose this poll then appoint Donald Trump Twitter CEO.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) December 18, 2022
LOLOLOL! The Left may not like what comes next.
There is only one possible replacement if the unfortunate happens: @catturd2
He'd likely announce suspensions using this: pic.twitter.com/ReX3WwYUxy
— Sandy 〽️ (@RightGlockMom) December 18, 2022
Solid choice. LOL.
Appoint @SirajAHashmi and let the list self govern this place
— Matt’s Idea Shop (@MattsIdeaShop) December 19, 2022
Oooh! Yes! He would replace suspensions with putting you on The List™.
All of the liberals are retweeting the poll and the “journalists” are writing articles breathlessly right now.
“This is our chance to get rid of Elon !!”
Not realizing this is exactly what Elon wants. He already has his CEO selected and is just creating news and engagement.
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) December 18, 2022
Seems very likely this is what’s going on here.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) December 18, 2022
Musk has hinted at this in the past.
You should actually sell twitter!
— KID VICIOUS🔪 (@kirkacevedo) December 18, 2022
Sorry, kid, ain’t gonna happen.
Look, we don’t like Elon Musk giving these folks what feels like a win, but let’s face it, they’re miserable people. They’ll likely be angry again soon enough.
— Heather Gardner (@heathergtv) December 18, 2022
HAHA! Imagine the meltdowns.
He should step down for a day then announce his comeback the day after.
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) December 18, 2022
The Twitchy articles would write themselves!
vote as if our democracy was bound, gagged, and had its nipples hooked up to a car battery https://t.co/sDqcSXO71v
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) December 18, 2022
That’s … umm … colorful … but, yeah, go vote! LOL.
LOL, this is the most fun Twitter has EVER been.
— ThatUmbrellaGuy (@ThatUmbrella) December 18, 2022
That’s undeniable. The Musk era has been an amazing time for people who don’t take themselves too seriously and like to laugh.
That’s sort of our wheelhouse here at Twitchy.