Less than two months after becoming the social media network’s CEO, Elon Musk was met with opposition from Twitter users who cast votes in a poll calling for his resignation.
Nearly 57.5% of respondents to the poll the billionaire began on Sunday night supported Musk stepping down as Twitter’s CEO, while 42.5% opposed it. Over 17.5 million people cast ballots.
Musk stated on Sunday that he would abide by the poll’s results, although he did not say when he would step down if they did.
Shares of Tesla Inc., the electric vehicle manufacturer that Musk heads, were up about 3% in premarket activity and trading at $154.70.
The poll is the most recent development in Musk’s chaotic tenure as CEO of Twitter since October, which has included firing thousands of workers and top management at a breakneck pace, wrangling over how much to charge for Twitter Blue, a subscription service, and restoring banned accounts like that of former US President Donald Trump.