Nearly half of Americans want Dwayne Johnson to run for president: poll
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.
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.
“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.”