Less than two months after taking over as CEO of the social media network, Elon Musk faced outrage from Twitter users who voted in a poll for him to resign.

According to the poll the billionaire started on Sunday night, almost 57.5 per cent of votes were in favour of Musk stepping down as the CEO of Twitter, while 42.5 per cent were opposed. There were over 17.5 million voters.

Musk said on Sunday that he would follow the poll’s findings, although he did not specify when he would resign if the results called for it.


In premarket trade, shares of Tesla Inc., the electric vehicle manufacturer that Musk leads, were up roughly 3 per cent at $154.70.

The poll is the most recent development in Musk’s chaotic time in office as Twitter CEO since October, which has included firing thousands of employees and members of top management at a rapid clip, haggling over how much to charge for Twitter Blue, a subscription service, and restoring banned accounts like that of former US President Donald Trump.