Matthew McConaughey would defeat both incumbent GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott or Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke in a head-on race if he ran for governor in 2022, a brand new poll suggests.
In the state of affairs of a one-on-one showdown, the Oscar-winning actor was most popular by voters over each Abbott and O’Rourke, based on outcomes from a new poll by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas Tyler.
However, in a three-way race, Abbott edges out the opposite two.
The 52-year-old “Magic Mike” star has danced around the idea of running for workplace since March, which he known as “a true consideration.” It’s not clear whether or not McConaughey would run as a Democrat, Republican or an Independent.
In a head-on race between McConaughey and Abbott, McConaughey polled a complete 8 factors ahead of the incumbent Republican by a margin of 43 % to 35, with 22 % indicating they’d vote for another person in that state of affairs. Against Abbott, McConaughey polls greater amongst Latinos, ladies and fogeys.
If it got here right down to McConaughey towards O’Rourke, the actor’s lead is much more stark — decimating the previous presidential candidate by over 20 proportion factors.
In a three-way race state of affairs, McConaughey fell behind Abbot’s 37 % to 27 %, however nonetheless one level ahead of O’Rourke’s 26 %.
Forty % of voters — together with 49 % of Democrats and 32 % of Republicans — mentioned they need McConaughey to run for Governor and 33 % mentioned they most popular he not run and 27 % mentioned that it doesn’t matter to them whether or not he does or not.
In an Abbot and O’Rourke face-off, Abbott polled ahead of O’Rourke 45 % to 39. Sixteen % of voters indicated they’d vote for another person % of Democrats mentioned they’d vote for O’Rourke whereas 81 % of Republicans mentioned they’d vote for Abbot.
The poll was carried out state-wide amongst 1,106 registered voters carried out from Nov. 9 to the sixteenth.