Nearly Half of Americans Want Dwayne Johnson to Run For President: Poll

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been floating the idea of running for president for years, and it looks like he has the people’s backing.

via: New York Post

At least 46 percent of Americans want to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson run for president, a new poll has found.

More than 30,130 people were surveyed by Piplsay for their take on celebrities — including Johnson and Matthew McConaughey — who may be interested in politics.

Twenty-nine percent said they want to see both McConaughey and Johnson, who are eyeing runs for Texas governor and US president, respectively, run for office.

Another 17 percent said they’d like to see only the retired WWE wrestler in the White House one day.

Just 12 percent backed McConaughey for governor of the Lone Star State, the survey found.

Johnson, 48, floated the idea of running for president in February, telling USA Today he would “consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted.”

But his Washington, DC, dreams date as far back as 2017 when he told GQ that running was “a real possibility.” The next year, he bowed out of a potential 2020 bid saying he wasn’t ready — yet.

Meanwhile, McConaughey has also been mulling a bid for Texas governor.

“I have a new chapter for myself, personally in my life. I believe it is in some sort of leadership role,” he recently said. “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.”

Pollsters weighed other celebrities favored as possible presidents — frontrunners were Tom Hanks (22 percent), Will Smith (21 percent,) Angelina Jolie (30 percent) and Oprah Winfrey (27 percent).

The survey also found that 45 percent of Americans believe celebrities are “free to do what they want” when it comes to running for office. Thirty-nine percent found that A-listers could make good politicians if they had the right political attitude.

And an overwhelming 81 percent believe public opinion is swayed by celebrity opinions and endorsements.

The consumer research platform conducted the survey online between April 2 to 4, among 30,138 adults. Thanks for their opinions but we don’t need another Celebrity in Chief.

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