Will Matthew McConaughey be the next governor of Texas, defeating Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke?

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There has been speculation that Matthew McConaughey would run for the post of governor of Texas from quite a while. The actor has expressed political views leaning towards the centre but has not firmly committed to any position as yet. However, polls on the popularity of the actor, who is from a town in the Lone Star State continue and the newest one has indicated that he could be the next governor.

The University of Texas and the Dallas Morning News recently conducted a poll and these were the results. If Matthew McConaughey was pitted one-on-one against Greg Abbott or Beto O’Rourke, he would win by a fairly big margin. However, if the actor was in three way race, current governor Greg Abbott, who is running for a third term, would win the race.

In the poll, when respondents were asked to choose between McConaughey and Abbott, 43 percent chose the actor while 35 percent chose the Texan governor, while the rest said that that were unsure. When asked to choose between the actor and Beto O’Rourke, 49 percent chose McConaughey, while 27 percent chose the Democrat and the rest were undecided.

The actor, who lives in Austin, has been teasing about a gubernatorial run but has not indicated whether he would run as a Republican or a Democrat. He has been silent on his political views but his comments might indicate that he leans towards moderate to conservative beliefs. He has also dropped hints that he is not with either the Republicans or the Democrats.

When respondents were asked to choose between all three candidates, Abbott got 37 percent support while both McConaughey and O’Rourke got 27 percent. When asked if the 52-year old Oscar winner should run for the post of governor of Texas, 40 percent said yes, 33 percent said no and the rest said that it didn’t matter whether he ran or not.

To date, Matthew McConaughey has not indicated whether he will be a candidate for the gubernatorial elections in Texas. He has not clearly stated his political leanings. He has time to file a nomination to run for governor of Texas till December 13, 2021.

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