New Poll Show A Majority want to see McConaughey, Dwayne Johnson run for office

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A majority of people want the next roles that Matthew McConaughey and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson play to be those of a real-life politician, according to a new online survey.

The poll, released Tuesday from consumer research platform Piplsay, finds that 58 percent of respondents said they would like to see McConaughey launch a Texas gubernatorial bid and Johnson run for president.

"Interstellar" star McConaughey has repeatedly called a political run in the Lone Star State a "true consideration," and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is up for reelection next year.

"I'm looking into now again, what is my leadership role?" McConaughey said in an interview last month.

Pro-wrestler-turned-"Jumanji" actor Johnson has also repeatedly flirted with entering the world of politics.

"I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted," Johnson, 48, said in February.

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