Nearly 50% Of Americans Want Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson As President, According To Recent Poll
According to a recent poll, nearly half of Americans say they would support Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as President.
The poll was made public on April 6 and was conducted by Piplsay. It revealed that 46% of those who took part would support the actor and ex wrestling superstar as their new commander and chief.
The poll rolled out after 48-year-old Johnson hinted that he might run for president in 2024 ‘if that’s what the people wanted’.
In an interview with USA Today in he said:
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted. 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.”
At least 46% of Americans would support The Rock’s run for President, according to new poll. https://t.co/RQrQlbxekt
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) April 8, 2021
30,138 Americans were polled between April 2 and April 4 and 63% of them were of the mind that celebrities can become good politicians if they have ‘the right attitude and support staff’.
There is, however, a generational difference when it comes to the approval of celebrities turning to politics, with 35% of Millenials and Gen Xers believing superstars can become solid politicians compared with 30% of people from Generation Z.
29% of the people who took part in the poll said they would back campaigns by The Rock and actor Matthew McConaughey for Texas governor, while another 17% supported The Rock’s run for president only.
— IGN (@IGN) February 23, 2021
Some people also expressed strong support for Oprah Winfrey and Angelina Jolie as potential female presidents.
Responding to an op-ed in 2017, The Rock told GQ magazine that he thought it was a ‘real possibility’, stressing that
‘the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country’.
Back in 2018, Johnson spoke to Vanity Fair and said that he might run for president in 2020 but eventually changed his mind, explaining,
‘It’s a position that requires years of hard work and experience to learn the skills.’
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