Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say they feel “favorable” about the idea of tech billionaire Elon Musk buying Twitter, while 3 in 10 oppose it. But the day-to-day users of the platform seem to have a more nuanced view.
New CivicScience polling shows that 29% of U.S. adults feel “very favorable” about Musk’s $43B takeover bid, while another 8% feel “somewhat favorable” about the idea. On the other hand, 30% of Americans dislike it.
This relatively high level of support may be due to the fact that only one-third of U.S. adults have a negative view of Musk – putting his favorability behind only Warren Buffett among the prominent American billionaires that CivicScience asked about.
Musk’s most ardent fans account for a large portion of the overall enthusiasm for the proposed buyout.
But how do Twitter users themselves feel about the attempted purchase of the social media platform? It turns out they’re evenly divided on the issue, with equal numbers of daily Twitter users expressing support and opposition.
In fact, those who don’t use Twitter at all are the people most likely to be “very favorable” to the prospect of Elon Musk buying out the company.
While the general public leans slightly in favor of Elon Musk buying out Twitter – and while Musk’s fans are all in – the actual users of the social media platform have mixed feelings about it.