Could Matthew McConaughey pull an Arnold Schwarzenegger and run for governor? It sure does. According to a recent survey by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler, Texans seem open to the idea. The poll found that if the 51-year-old actor ran for governor now, 45 percent of the registered voters would vote for him, 33 percent would vote for current governor Greg Abbott, and 22 percent would vote for someone else. However, he may run into some obstacles in the primaries as he has criticized both major political parties and appears to have more moderate ideologies.
The native Texas native originally considered running for governor of Texas for his memoir as early as November 2020 during the press. Green lights. “I would say that. Look, politics seems like a broken business right now. And if politics redefines its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested,” he said The Hugh Hewitt Show. “I still wonder how much you can really achieve in politics and I don’t know if politics is my way of achieving what I might be best equipped for.”
More recently, Matthew was discussing re-evaluating the next chapter of his life during an episode of The balanced voice. “I’m going to look again to see what my leadership role is.” He said to hostess Rania Mankarious on March 10th. “Because I think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What is my category in my next chapter of the life I am going into?” Whether or not the next chapter involves running for governor of Texas, Matthew said, “It’s a real consideration.”