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Matthew McConaughey Trounces Greg Abbott In Poll For Texas

Matthew McConaughey Trounces Greg Abbott In Poll For Texas

Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Trounces For In … Greg Abbott Texas Poll

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:00:00 -0700

Actor and possible future politician Matthew McConaughey would stomp GOP Texas Gov

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Greg Abbott in a race for the state's top job, according to a new poll

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Actor and possible future politician Matthew McConaughey would stomp GOP Texas Gov.

Greg Abbott in a race for the state’s top job, according to a new poll.The “Magic Mike” actor said last month that he’s seriously considering running for governor of his home state.“I do think I have some things to teach and share,”  McConaughey said.

“What is my role? What’s my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into?” That was apparently enough of a platform for a hefty 45% of registered Texas voters to say they’d pick McConaughey to be the next governor while only 33% would go for Abbott, according to a survey by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler released Sunday.

Some 22% of those surveyed said they’d pick someone else.While Abbott would receive 56% of registered Republican voters, McConaughey would grab a not-too-shabby 30% of GOP voters, the poll found.

The actor appeals to 44% of independent voters while only 28% said they’d vote for Abbott.

Some 66% of Democratic voters said they would go for the actor and only 8% would back Abbott.More than twice as many Democratic primary voters — 51% — said they wanted a progressive candidate for governor than wanted a centrist (25%).

McConaughey has indicated he leans “aggressively centric,” but appears to actually stand to the right of that assessment, given his attacks on the “illiberal left.” It’s not even clear which party’s ticket he’d run on.Mark Harp, a Texas construction manager and conservative independent voter, compared McConaughey’s appeal to Trump’s in that he’s a political outsider who attacks the system as corrupt.“He’s popular, he’s colorful, and he’s not afraid to tell it like it is,” Harp told The Dallas Morning News.

“He has some of the same qualities of Donald Trump and that will play well in Texas.”Only 20% of GOP primary voters said they preferred a more centrist Republican; 18% wanted someone more like Trump.

Fourteen percent would support someone even more conservative than Abbott, according to the poll.Observers on Twitter weren’t super excited about the poll’s findings.

Those who don’t love McConaughey or his politics or his lack of experience talked up former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke for governor instead:the great thing about Texas is that Governor McConaughey is simultaneously a terrible idea and a titanic improvement https://t.co/1S6jfdbN7DA dead potted plant would be better than Greg Abbott, but I'm hoping Beto will run instead of McConaughey.

Famous people shouldn't run for office just because they're famous & Texas needs real leadership more than ever rn @BetoORourke #RunBetoRun https://t.co/U5rG0p6mf2Matthew McConaughey is thinking of running for Governor! Finally, a rich, middle aged white guy, with no history of holding public office is going to save a state with deep and historic racial and social justice problems.McConaughey would govern the way he drives a Lincoln.

Lost in thought, never reaching a destination, and more concerned about looking cool.not that I want McConaughey for Texas, but I would vote for him if it meant getting Abbott out of officeI'd support a slug over Abbott so that means nothing.

I wouldn't want to vote for McConaughey either.I don’t know how to compare bad to unqualified.

No offense to McConaughey, but Texas can do better than either.The poll was conducted April 6-13 and surveyed 1,126 registered voters.

It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.92 percentage points.Check out the full Dallas Morning News story and poll details here.Do you have information you want to share with HuffPost? Here’s how..

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Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:00:00 -0700

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Greg Abbott in the upcoming Texas race for governor

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Check out what’s clicking today in entertainment.While Matthew McConaughey continues to weigh a potential campaign for Texas governor, he’s already got a commanding lead over incumbent Greg Abbott, according to a new poll. The 51-year-old Oscar-winner previously said that a move into politics is a “true consideration” for him.

The Texas native has been teasing a potential run against Abbott for weeks, previously telling the host of “The Hugh Hewitt Show” that “it would be up to the people more than it would me” whether or not he pivots his career into politics.Now, in a new poll conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, it seems the people have spoken.

McConaughey has a commanding lead over Abbot with 45% of those polled saying they would cast their vote for him versus 33% who would stick with Abbott.

Meanwhile, 22% said they would vote for someone else. MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY CRITICIZES TEXAS GOV.

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Greg Abbott among Texas voters according to new poll.

(Getty Images/AP)The poll was conducted between April 6-13 of 1,126 registered voters in the state with a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 2.92%.

Despite the smaller data set, the numbers speak highly for the actor’s chances.

He is beating the two-term Republican by double digits, despite having done nothing but tease a possible run. “Matthew McConaughey gets a huge boost from tremendous name recognition and recognition for what he does to help Texans and add to the celebration of the state’s successes,” UT-Tyler political scientist Mark Owens told The Dallas Morning News.

“Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter.”MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ‘COULD BE’ INTERESTED IN A FUTURE RUN FOR TEXAS GOVERNORWhile the raw numbers look good for the “Dallas Buyers Club” actor, his politics might keep him from tipping the scale in his favor in the state.

About 56% of Republicans polled said they’d cast their vote for Abbott compared to 30% for McConaughey.

Democrats, meanwhile, broke 66% to 8% in favor of the actor.

However, more than twice as many Democratic primary voters — 51% — said they would prefer a progressive governor than a centrist. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTERMcConaughey has previously criticized both parties and has come across as more of a moderate who condemns the entire political system as the problem rather than any one party.

For example, in December he criticized what he called “illiberals” and the “extreme” right during an appearance on “Good Morning Britain.” This could post a problem as the poll suggests the state’s ideological divide favors someone who is either more conservative or liberal. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPSpeaking on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” in March, the actor noted that both sides of the aisle have lost “trust” in one another, which leads “to us not [having] trust in ourselves,” which, he said, could eventually lead to “anarchy.” This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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