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Matthew McConaughey may have a shot at changing into governor of Texas, in line with a brand new ballot that discovered the Oscar winner has extra assist from voters within the state than incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott.
Forty-five % of registered voters within the Lone Star State would vote for McConaughey, whereas 33 % would vote for Abbott and 22 % would select another person, in line with a ballot launched Sunday by the Dallas Morning Information and the College of Texas at Tyler consisting of 1,126 voters.
Abbott, a Republican, is up for re-election subsequent 12 months.
McConaughey, a Texas native who lives together with his household in Austin, has been talking out about his political aspirations for a while, and referred to as a run for Texas governor a “true consideration” when requested about it in March.
“I’m giving it consideration,” he stated in one other interview on “CBS This Morning” later that month. “I might be a idiot to not. It’s a really honorable factor to think about.”
As for his potential opponent, McConaughey, 51, stated he was “dumbfounded” after Abbott lifted the state’s masks mandate final month amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s unclear which occasion (if any) McConaughey allies with, although 66 % of Democrats surveyed within the new ballot stated they’d vote for the “Dazed and Confused” star whereas 30 % of Republicans would. On the flip facet, 56 % of Republicans stated they might vote for Abbott whereas solely eight % of Democrats would.
As for independents, 44 % reported that they might vote for McConaughey, 28 % for Abbott and 28 % for another person.
Prior to now, the actor has referred to as himself “aggressively centrist.”
“Matthew McConaughey will get an enormous enhance from large title recognition and recognition for what he does to assist Texans and add to the celebration of the state’s successes,” UT-Tyler political scientist Mark Owens, who directed the ballot, informed the Dallas Morning Information. “Most of our survey respondents know his story, however many are ready to see how he opens his subsequent chapter.”