Nearly 50% of U.S. Adults Would Support Dwayne Johnson’s Run for Presidency
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A poll revealed that at least 46% of Americans would support Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in a presidential run.
For many years the actor has hinted that there could be a political run for him during the 2024 presidential election.
The poll conducted by Piplsay showed that nearly half of all U.S. adults would support his campaign.
The poll also revealed that 58% of Americans would support political runs from Dwayne Johnson and Matthew McConaughey. Pollers voted 29% for both McConaughey and Johnson, 17% for Johnson alone, and 12% for McConaughey alone.
The poll asked Americans to vote on other celebrities that should run for president.
Tom Hanks received support from 22% of Americans, saying they would like to see him run for president. Angelina Jolie received an even higher amount, 30% of Americans saying they would like to see her run for president.
The poll ran between April 2 and April 4, with 30,138 adults participating.
In 2018, Johnson appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and said that he was considering a presidential run, but needed to gain experience and understand policy first.
Johnson was asked about a potential run for presidency in a USA TODAY article earlier this year.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson said. “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.”
Johnson supported President Joe Biden in the 2020 election and voted for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. He did not vote in the 2016 election.
The former wrestler responded to the Piplsay poll in a tweet saying he would be honored to serve as president.
“Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people,” Johnson tweeted.