Elon Musk poll shows 57.5pc want him to step down as Twitter chief

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A poll by Elon Musk on whether he should quit as Twitter CEO showed the majority of users of the social media platform who took part voted in favor of the move after the poll ended on Monday.

About 57.5 per cent votes were for “Yes”, while 42.5pc were against the idea of Musk stepping down as the head of Twitter, according to the poll the billionaire launched on Sunday evening.

Over 17.5 million people took part in the vote. Musk said on Sunday he will abide by the results of the poll, but did not give details on when he would step down if results said he should.

Shares of Tesla Inc, the electric-car maker Musk heads, were up more than 5pc in premarket trading.