This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A new poll reveals that about two-thirds of the voters who responded with their opinions say they like Elon Musk’s ongoing efforts to make Twitter open and transparent.
The poll was done by the Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group. More than 1,000 likely general election voters were surveyed Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
“A strong majority of common-sense voters in both parties see what Elon Musk is doing with Twitter and understand it is incredibly good for the country and critical both for free speech and a free society. They understand that transparency is always in everyone’s best interest,” said Mark Meckler, of the Convention of States.
“But what about the voters who register the opposite? Are they opposed to free speech and transparency? Perhaps some are, but we suspect many voters are stuck in the ‘red team v. blue team’ mentality, where they interpret their news based on personality—and whether or not that specific personality is part of their team—rather than looking at policy. We believe a majority of Democrats in this poll oppose Elon Musk simply because they see his actions as harming Democrats.”
The results revealed 62.6% of American voters with an opinion on the subject support Musk’s efforts to make Twitter more free and transparent.
The social media company previously held a well-earned reputation for censoring conservative, Christian, and Republican comments, to the point of removing a now-reinstated President Trump from the platform.
Only 37.4% of voters with an opinion do not support Musk’s takeover of the company.
Among independents, 54.2% support the transparency move and 30.5% do not.
Republicans are the biggest supporters of transparency, with 84.8% of those respondents in support of Musk’s new direction.
Even 17.1% of Democrat voters support Musk’s plans to bring more freedom and openness to the company.
“Musk acquired the social media platform for $44 billion in October, opting to fire top executives while also granting mass amnesty to previously banned accounts,” reported the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“On Friday, Matt Taibbi, contributing editor at Rolling Stone, released ‘The Twitter Files,’ opening up about the social media platform’s suppression of a New York Post story that discussed Hunter Biden’s laptop. The NYP story connected Joe Biden with a Ukrainian gas company through an email that thanked Hunter for ‘giving me an opportunity to meet your father.'”