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Oscar-winning Texan Matthew McConaughey could give incumbent Governor Greg Abbott a race of cinematic proportions in the 2022 election.

That’s according to a recently released poll from The Dallas Morning News and University of Texas Tyler, which surveyed 1,126 registered adult voters — a group composed of 30% Democrats, 37% Republicans and 33% who don’t identify as either.

Results showed 45% of voters would support McConaughey over Abbott if the actor decided to run for governor. Thirty-three percent said they’d support Abbott over McConaughey and 22% said they’d vote for someone else.

McConaughey’s teased a political run in his home state for several months, but so far hasn’t officially committed.

“I’m not teasing the idea — I’m actually looking at the idea and giving it serious consideration,” McConaughey told CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla. “I have a new chapter for myself, personally in my life. I believe it is in some sort of leadership role. I don’t know what that role is. I don’t know my category. We’ve been talking about the ‘why’ of leadership and even, I would say, we need some more good leaders.”

McConaughey, who published his first book “Greenlights,” late last year, has described himself as “aggressively centrist” and frequently calls for unity during an increasingly polarizing political climate.

“We’ve gotten to this spot where, ‘You voice your opinion and it opposes mine. My gut reaction — our gut reaction — is ‘Oh, you must be saying that at the exclusion of mine’… If I say I’m a believer, someone will say ‘Oh, you must not believe in science.’ Well, I didn’t say that, I’m a believer and I believe in science…two different opinions can exist at the same time,” he said in March.

Full Article – https://www.kxan.com/news/texas-politics/more-texans-would-support-matthew-mcconaughey-for-governor-over-greg-abbott-poll-shows/

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