Hollywood Actor Beat Gov. Greg Abbott In Poll For Texas Race Despite Moderate Politics


According to a recent poll, Matthew McConaughey, 51, has a dominating lead over incumbent Greg Abbott for Texas governor. Another example of out-of-state democrats from California moving into other states and bringing their views with them even though McConaughey is a Texas native.

The Oscar winner has been teasing his run for governor for weeks now. It states that "it would be up to the people more than it would me" whether or not he pivots his career into politics.

It seems though that Texans have spoken in a new poll conducted by The Dallas Morning News. The “Dallas Buyers Club” star has an assertive lead over Greg Abbot with 45% saying they would cast their vote for him while Abbott only managed to have 33% of Texans sticking with him.

This shows once again that name recognition has more gravitas than experience, skill, and platform. These numbers speak highly of the actor’s chances of beating the two-term Republican.

"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 stated. "Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter."

The Oscar winner has previously gone on to criticize both parties on a worldwide scale. During an appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” he condemned the entire political system as the problem rather than any one party.  He noted that both sides of the system have lost “trust” in the other.

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