Of course, he would actually have to run, but he has said on more than one occasion that he is entertaining it.
And if he did, the new poll found that 45% of registered Texas voters would vote for McConaughey, with only 33% saying they would vote for the incumbent, Governor Greg Abbott. 22% said they would prefer someone else. The poll, conducted April 6th through the 13th, surveyed 1,126 registered voters in the state of Texas.
According to the data however, 56% of Republican voters said they’d vote for Abbott, compared with only 30% for McConaughey. So needless to say, that could be a problem.
McConaughey is a self-described moderate, who has recently challenged folks to get “aggressively centric.”
In a recent interview with USA Today, he “dared” people to meet in the middle:
“Look, I’m a ‘Meet You in the Middle’ man. When I say ‘aggressively centric,’ that sometimes gets parceled over there with ‘Oh, that’s a shade of grey, a compromise.’ And I say, ‘Bullshit. That’s a dare. Right now, that’s radical. You wanna be brave? Come on over here.’
Why? Because you got more agility, cause you got more adaptability. Because there’s different situations for different sides. Sometimes the left is better at this, sometimes the right. There’s different choices for different circumstances.”
His recent “We’re Texas” benefit raised nearly $10 million dollars for winter storm relief.