A majority of people want the next roles Matthew McConaughey and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson play to be real politicians, according to a new online poll.
The poll, released Tuesday by consumer research platform Piplsay, found that 58 percent of respondents would like McConaughey to bid for a Texas board of governors and Johnson run for the presidency.
“Interstellar” star McConaughey has repeatedly called a political run in the Lone Star State a “real consideration,” and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is up for re-election next year.
“I’ll take another look now, what’s my leadership role?” McConaughey said in an interview last month.
Pro-wrestler actor “Jumanji” Johnson has also repeatedly flirted with entering the world of politics.
“I would consider running a presidential election in the future if people wanted to,” said 48-year-old Johnson in February.
Forty-five percent of the 30,138 Americans polled in Piplsay’s online poll voted in favor of Hollywood stars swapping the entertainment world for Capitol Hill. The responding celebrities are “free to do what they want”. Thirteen percent said performers “just had to stick to acting,” while 11 percent said they had to stick to political activism at most.
The vast majority of respondents, 81 percent, said celebrity endorsements can influence public opinion. Twelve percent were unsure of the impact of such endorsements, and seven percent said Hollywood’s support does not affect the country in one way or another.
The survey also asked which prominent respondents would like to see Land in the Oval Office. Tom Hanks prevailed among the male stars. 22 percent of respondents said they would like the “A Nice Day in the Neighborhood” actor to become Commander in Chief, followed by Will Smith with 21 percent of the vote and George Clooney with 17 percent.
Angelina Jolie grabbed first place among women – 30 percent of respondents supported the actor and director trying to become President Jolie. Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail Winfrey Piers Morgan goes to Tucker Carlson to deal with Meghan Hulu to produce the series ‘1619’, which investigates Tucker Carlson’s slavery, to listen to Piers Morgan’s interview on Fox streaming service MORE send was runner-up with 27 percent of the vote, and Dolly Parton rounded out the top three with 12 percent.
The survey was conducted April 2-4. No error rate was listed.