(FiveNation.com)- An overwhelming majority of American voters approve of Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter. Yet, a similar proportion believes the social media network is geared toward conservatives.
Last week, the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll began tracking voters’ opinions on the topic before Musk committed to purchasing the platform.
Recent disclosures by Musk indicate that he has bought a nine percent stake in the firm. He declined an invitation to join the board of directors, and Twitter has sworn to fight a takeover.
The billionaire was successful in the election on Monday, and he rejoiced.
On Monday afternoon, the firm revealed its plan to sell to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who would then take the company private after purchasing a majority stake for $44 billion.
Even while some Twitter workers are apparently dissatisfied with the possibility of working for Musk, a majority of voters support Musk’s acquisition of the firm.
Following the announcement of the Twitter sale, The Hill obtained a copy of the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, which revealed that a majority of respondents supported the sale of their favorite social media platform.
The Hill reports::
According to a new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll study published exclusively to The Hill, 57% of voters approve of entrepreneur Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter by a private equity firm.
Another 43 percent of those polled opposed Musk owning the popular social media network Facebook.
The survey was taken late last week and released only hours after Twitter announced on Monday that it had struck an agreement to sell itself to Musk for $44 billion.
When asked if Twitter is fair, a slim majority of those who took part in the study said they feel Twitter is biased towards conservatives. Fifty-two percent of respondents thought Twitter is unjust to conservatives, while 48 percent said Twitter is fair to conservatives.
In an interview with The Hill, the poll’s co-director Mark Penn stated that Twitter is becoming increasingly out of the mainstream, particularly among people who believe in free expression.
“The majority of Americans support Elon Musk’s takeover,” he said.
The Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll, conducted online between April 20 and 21, polled 1,966 registered voters. There was no mention of a margin of error in the poll.