Nearly Half Of Americans Want Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson To Run For President, Says New Poll

Nearly Half Of Americans Want Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson To Run For President, Says New Poll

The poll conducted by Piplsay received responses from over 30,000 people. This survey bodes well for Johnson, considering he had already expressed his interest in one day being the POTUS.

At least 46 percent of Americans want Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to run for president, a fresh poll has revealed. Over 30,130 people were surveyed by Piplsay where pollsters asked for their opinion on celebrities including Johnson and Mathew McConaughey who may be interested in politics. As many as 29 percent of people said they want to see both McConaughey and Johnson run for office. While the former is planning to run for Texas Governor, the latter wants to become a US President in 2032. Nearly 17 percent of the people said they want to see the retired WWE star take over the White House in the future while 12 percent of them sided with McConaughey in his pursuit of being governor of the Lone Star State, The Hill reports.




This survey bodes well for Johnson, considering he had already expressed his interest in one day being the POTUS back in March. "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted," he told USA Today about hopefully contesting in the 2032 presidential race. "Truly I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer. That would be up to the people...So I would wait, and I would listen. I would have my finger on the pulse, my ear to the ground."  The San Andreas actor first floated the idea of running for the Oval Office back in 2017, much to the excitement of millions of his fans. 




McConaughey, on the other hand, has also expressed his interest in running for Texas governor. In a recent interview, according to NY Post, the 51-year-old actor said: "I have a new chapter for myself, personally in my life. I believe it is in some sort of leadership role. 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." Also on the list of the polls for possible presidents were Tom Hanks (22 percent), Angelina Jolie (30 percent), Oprah Winfrey (27 percent), and Will Smith (21 percent). Over 45 percent of the respondents said celebs are "free to do what they want" with regards to running for the presidency.




Thirty-nine percent of the participants said A-listers can be good politicians as long as they have the right political attitude. The survey also gave us some interesting details about public opinion as 81 percent of them voted that their opinion is often swayed by celebrity opinions and endorsements. The survey was conducted online from April 2-4 and received responses from over 30k people who were all above the age of 18. The likelihood of celebrities becoming presidents seems a lot more plausible in the post-Trump era, considering the former president himself wasn't a politician prior to his election victory and all the candidates that were part of the Piplsay are much better human beings with higher moral compasses than the piece of work that Trump was.




As to Johnson, his most recent revelation in March came when he was promoting his autobiographical show Young Rock, which is currently on air on NBC. The series sees three actors essay the role of the superstar across three separate stages of his life: Adrian Groulx as a kid in Hawaii, Bradley Constant as a teen in Pennsylvania shoplifting designer goods, and Uli Latukefu, as a University of Miami football player. The actor appears at the end of each episode in the series to talk to Randall Park in mock interviews where he reflects on his life over the years. The new series will document various storylines including the time he spent with his dad Rocky Johnson and his pal Andre the Giant and delve into his family's financial hardships.




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