Billionaire with electric vehicles and retail Elon Musk won a poll on Twitter over a member of the Congress of the Democratic Party from New York, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, earlier today. Mr Musk has recently spoken out loud about his political views, following his multibillion-dollar attempt to acquire a social media platform. He shared his views on freedom of speech and his belief that Twitter can change its working model. The executive was also criticized by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for his views on employee unions, and the two went to war on Twitter earlier this month after the latter complained about a problem with “billionaires with ego.”
To clarify the situation and show how the American political left can create its own opinion polls, the author of a public opinion poll, Occupy Democrats, decided to ask consumers if they trust Ms. Ocasio-Cortez more than Mr. Musk. However, the results contradicted what Mr. David Weissman, who created the poll, expected, as they brought a decisive victory for the billionaire.
Elon Musk won a Twitter poll asking if people trust him more than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Musk’s decision to engage in political battle after deciding to buy Twiter made the billionaire the center of another controversy. The CEO, best known for his electric vehicles and aerospace companies – both of which are well ahead of their competitors in technology and market share – is often the center of public attention, and sometimes for less trivial reasons.
Compared to his other super-rich counterparts, Musk maintains an active Twitter presence while engaging with his followers on a daily basis. This has led to him having one of the biggest followers on the platform, but given the recent controversy over real and duplicate Twitter accounts, the true number of his followers is unclear.
Naturally, Musk’s presence on Twitter ultimately affected the poll, especially since the total number of votes cast was higher than the number of people who follow Weissman’s Twitter account.
After the results came out, Musk expressed surprise at them, claiming that he initially thought the poll was a parody. In addition, the executive had also conducted its own consultation earlier, which was broader. It simply asked Musk’s followers and anyone else they came across if they would trust politicians more than billionaires.
This poll, which received about 3.4 million votes, led to a decisive victory for politicians and with almost the same percentage of votes in favor of politicians as was voted for by Musk in the Weissman poll.
However, while the results of Musk’s poll against Ocasio-Cortez were in favor of the former, many Twitter users shared their dissatisfaction. The first was Weissman himself, who shared his surprise at the result, especially since they had previously favored the congresswoman. He was joined by others, some of whom claimed that fake accounts or “bots” belonging to Musk led to the victory, while others even argued that the polls were just a harbinger of Musk’s announcement of a campaign for president of the United States. states. Musk is not eligible to run for the top job in the country, as he is a naturalized US citizen.
Some simply used the results to demonstrate that the left wing enjoys far less support than previously thought. When supporters of Ocasio-Cortez were asked why they supported her for the billionaire, they said that while Musk made decisions solely under the influence of money and power, the congresswoman was instead motivated by her compassion for the world around her.