The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas recently conducted a poll that shows how popular Matthew McConaughey is in the state of Texas. The results showed that he has a big lead over current governor Greg Abbott. He has been dropping hints about a possible run and if he does it looks like he has a lot of support from Texans.
In this new poll, 45 percent of those polled chose him while 33 percent of those surveyed continued to support the incumbent gubernatorial candidate.
In the recent winter, Texas saw some of the worst ever winter storms. Power cuts for days on end and lack of drinking water for weeks on end gave Texans a taste of what experts call the fallout of climate change.
All the hardy citizens of the Lone Star State managed to survive with the help of their lawmakers from both the political parties, though one of them came into prominence when he escaped to warm Cancun with his family while his supporters were freezing and dying without electricity and water. Congressman Ted Cruz had to rush back and faced flak for going to Mexico in the first place, while leaving the family dog, Snowflake behind.
Governor Abbott and President Biden surveyed the damage and continued to offer relief. However, the state needs to prepare for such eventualities in the future and this may just be a big reason why the incumbent Greg Abbott is polling low figures. The handling of the coronavirus crisis in the state could be another reason for his low polling numbers.
Meanwhile, Matthew McConaughey is an Austin based actor who has never donated to any political campaign, whether it was a Texan one or a federal one. There is no record of him giving any donations for elections. His last vote was in person in 2018 and by mail-in ballot in 2020. He has been an early voter.
Matthew McConaughey has said that he was disillusioned with the state of politics. He has called it a “broken business,” last year. He is vocal in his criticism of the excesses committed by both the right and the left. He could be considered to be a “centrist” and that may be one of the reasons of his fresh appeal to Texans who are tired after their winter woes and coronavirus woes.
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