Matthew McConaughey for Texas governor? Actor leads incumbent Greg Abbott in new poll

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  one month ago  •  49 comments

By:   Rachel Yang (MSN)

Matthew McConaughey for Texas governor? Actor leads incumbent Greg Abbott in new poll
Matthew McConaughey hasn't officially announced a run for Texas governor, but he beat incumbent Greg Abbott by double digits in a new poll.

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Matthew McConaughey did more than alright, alright, alright in a new poll surveying support for Texas' next governor.

The actor, who hasn't announced his candidacy yet but has teased interest in running, beat incumbent Greg Abbott by double digits. Forty-five percent of Texas registered voters said they would vote for McConaughey compared to 33 percent who would vote for Abbott and 22 percent who would select someone else. The poll, released Sunday by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, surveyed 1,126 registered voters.

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While McConaughey trounced Abbott when it came to support from Democrats — he garnered 66 percent of prospective votes as opposed to 8 percent support for the Republican — more than half of the Democrats polled said they wanted a progressive candidate for governor over a centrist.

That could spell trouble for McConaughey, a self-described centrist who's criticized both Republicans and Democrats. And when it came to Republican voters surveyed, 56 percent said they'd vote for Abbott, compared with only 30 percent for McConaughey.

While the Oscar winner hasn't officially put his name in the ring, he said last month that he's giving "honest consideration" to running for Texas governor.

"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,'" he told the Austin American-Statesman. "And I say, 'Bulls---. That's a dare. Right now, that's radical. You wanna be brave? Come on over here.'"

For McConaughey, who was born and raised in Texas, his celebrity status will most likely help his political odds in his home state, with one conservative independent voter drawing parallels to former president Donald Trump.

"He's popular, he's colorful, and he's not afraid to tell it like it is," Harp, a construction manager, told the Dallas Morning News. "He has some of the same qualities of Donald Trump, and that will play well in Texas."

The A-lister has stayed close to his Texas roots, recently organizing a star-studded benefit with his wife to raise funds for those affected by storms in the state in February. He even appeared in a Zoom faculty chat for instructors at the University of Texas at Austin during the pandemic. In 2019, he officially joined his alma mater's faculty as a professor in the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

McConaughey isn't the only Hollywood celebrity who's been eyeing political office. Dwayne Johnson has been floating a presidential runfor several years now, and a recent poll reported that 46 percent of those surveyed would support his campaign (the same poll found 29 percent would support both Johnson and McConaughey's respective bids). Meanwhile, Caitlyn Jenner, a longtime Republican, is reportedly considering a run for California governor and consulting with former Trump staffers.


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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    one month ago

As long as he is wearing this:

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...I'm ok with it.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    one month ago

he's a much better option than the teabag skateboard that texas is stuck with now.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
1.1.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.1    4 weeks ago

Under ordinary circumstances, you'd get a spanking for the skateboard remark.  But Greg Abbott is such an enormous steaming pile of several different kinds of shit, you should feel free to vent in any way you wish.  He cares nothing for any of his constituents, not even the ones who voted for Trump.  He only cares about 2 things:  His lips, and their position on Trump's behind. 

People have died because of his creepy, child-like devotion.  He will not win re-election. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.1    4 weeks ago
Under ordinary circumstances, you'd get a spanking for the skateboard remark.

dfn

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
1.1.3  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    4 weeks ago

I'm just looking for a reason to spank your naughty self.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.3    4 weeks ago

I didn't know you needed a reason

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1.3    4 weeks ago

don't forget your safety glasses.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
1.1.6  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.4    4 weeks ago
I didn't know you needed a reason

Good point!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1.7  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.1.5    4 weeks ago
don't forget your safety glasses.

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devangelical
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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1.9  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.1.8    4 weeks ago

Nothin' but net!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
1.2  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    one month ago

MMMMMmmm Hmmmm! jrSmiley_25_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

I read about this a while ago but thought he was just joking - if he's serious, I'd like to see him win it.  Obviously Americans vote for actors and other celebrities even if they've had no governing experience, for example Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwartznegger, Clint Eastwood, Jesse Ventura, Trump. 

"McConaughey, a self-described centrist who's criticized both Republicans and Democrats."  

If that's how a centrist can be defined, then I guess I'm a centrist as well.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
3  Hallux    one month ago

Meh ... a car salesman running Texas, why not ... ?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Hallux @3    4 weeks ago
a car salesman running Texas, why not ... ?

Beats the snot out of what we have now!

 
 
 
Veronica
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4  Veronica    one month ago

I find this extremely amusing.... Alright alright alright!!!!!

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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5  FLYNAVY1    one month ago

Whatever.....

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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5.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @5    4 weeks ago
Whatever.....

Oh come on!!!!  The abs alone would be worth a wee bit of consideration. 

 
 
 
Ender
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5.1.1  Ender  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1    4 weeks ago

Let's just say, I wouldn't stand next to him at the beach.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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5.1.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Ender @5.1.1    4 weeks ago
Let's just say, I wouldn't stand next to him at the beach.

Neither would I, and I'm a nun that hides a lot under this get-up.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
5.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @5.1.1    4 weeks ago

You don't have to. I will

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
6  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    one month ago

Even though I don't live anywhere near TX, I'd watch / listen to any debates or speeches made if McConaughey won it.

If Dwayne Johnson ran for pres., I'd watch / listen to all of those debates or speeches as well. Preferably watch. I love his smile... and his body. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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6.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @6    4 weeks ago

Are you suggesting that the debates be held with the participants wearing little more than banana hammocks?

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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6.1.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1    4 weeks ago

Not a big fan of the banana hammock. 

Maybe regular swim trunks and tank tops though.

I like to leave a little to the imagination.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1    4 weeks ago

I want to see them in tuxedos. I think any man looks handsome in a tuxedo

 
 
 
devangelical
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6.1.3  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.2    4 weeks ago

I think you have some kind of uniform fetish. wearing a tux sux.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
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6.1.4  FLYNAVY1  replied to  devangelical @6.1.3    4 weeks ago

Trout most definitely has a uniform fetish.... She wore one for years!

Now a tux with Hawaiian shorts might be more up you alley Devan....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @6.1.3    4 weeks ago

Can't be all bad. Men wear them everyday to get married in

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1.4    4 weeks ago

My favorite is a Marine in his dress blues. Saw a Marine coming out of the base gym one day in his service dress and I almost drooled all over myself

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
6.1.7  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.5    4 weeks ago

I wore levi's, a dead t-shirt, and my flannel to get married. the judge that married us was famous for jailing some nuns that blocked the rail line into a defense contractor a decade before during the southeast asian war.

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
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6.1.8  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  devangelical @6.1.7    4 weeks ago

My husband and I wore Harley Davidson t-shirts, jeans, and slippers to get married in; we were married in our living room by a non-denominational minister friend of mine that charged us a 6pk of Guinness for the service. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
6.1.9  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.2    4 weeks ago
I want to see them in tuxedos. I think any man looks handsome in a tuxedo

Here's a Texas Tux:

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Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.10  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6.1.9    4 weeks ago

Works for me

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
6.1.11  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.10    4 weeks ago

We have another entrant to the gov's race in Tejas. We're going Native and this is a Native Tux.

Michael Greyeyes.

He is a great rider (horses) how the hell can you be gov of Tejas if ya can't ride.

512

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
Professor Expert
6.1.12  FLYNAVY1  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.6    4 weeks ago

Marines do have the best uniforms of all the services...!

 
 
 
1stwarrior
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6.1.13  1stwarrior  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @6.1.12    4 weeks ago

And the Navy does an outstanding job of keeping them creases in our uniforms.  Best ironers in the world.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
6.1.14  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @6.1.11    4 weeks ago

Humminahumminablatheringdroolhumminahumminasenselessbabblingmoredroolingbotheyeballsspinninginonesocket.

Matthew who?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.15  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6.1.11    4 weeks ago

Good thing I don't live in TX.

Too many choices

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.1.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6.1.11    4 weeks ago

He better not cut his hair

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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8  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

I would have preferred Mike Rowe to Trump.

Very bright no nonsense guy. He has the presence...and the voice.

 
 
 
devangelical
PhD Principal
8.1  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @8    4 weeks ago

yeah, right. a teabag POS TV clown that has the ability to read what someone else has written for him. perfect choice for the wealthy owners of the RNC.

 
 
 
bugsy
PhD Guide
8.1.1  bugsy  replied to  devangelical @8.1    4 weeks ago

Aaaaaaaaand...what does Matthew McConaughey do for a living?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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8.1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  devangelical @8.1    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
9  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Mr. Hound has officially entered the governor's race in Texas.

512

Mr. Hounds motto, ''I'm short but I'm long''...Take that any way you see fit. 

Kibble in every bowl and free greenies for all. 

Mr. Hounds running mate for Lt. Governor will be none other than the ''Rock''.

Here he is in his Samoan Tuxedo also known as a lava lava

Mr. Rock's motto, ''Le malie ia te a'u ma o le a ou gagau lou ulu pei o se popo. (Translation disagree with me and I'll crack your head like a coconut.''

384

 
 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
9.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Kavika @9    4 weeks ago
Mr. Hounds motto, ''I'm short but I'm long''...Take that any way you see fit.  Kibble in every bowl and free greenies for all. 

You'd have at least two votes from my household! I want Mr. Hound to be MI gov.!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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9.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @9    4 weeks ago

I'd vote for either one.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
9.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @9    4 weeks ago

Both of them have my vote

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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10  Thrawn 31    4 weeks ago

Eh, at this point why the fuck not?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
10.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10    4 weeks ago

I know, right?

 
 
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