George W. Bush Comments on Matthew McConaughey’s Potential Gubernatorial bid as Poll Puts him Ahead of Abbott

By Moody College of Communication from Austin, USA - Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86256727

Former President George W. Bush had words of warning for Matthew McConaughey if he chooses to go into politics. 

Bush and his wife, former first lady Laura Bush, appeared on Today with Hoda & Jenna, which is co-hosted by their daughter, and shared some advice for McConaughey when asked if he had heard the star was considering a run for Texas’ highest office.

“I read that, Matthew, yeah… I tell you this, it’s a tough business,” he commented.

McConaughey has claimed running for Texas governor is a “true consideration,” as he ponders his future.  “What is my role, what is my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into now?” 

Though the former president said he had “no idea” if the Oscar-winning actor would have a real chance at the office, a recent poll shows that the numbers are already on his side. 

According to a survey of 1,126 registered voters, conducted by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler from April 6-13, 45% of people said they would vote for McConaughey over the current Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who trailed with 33%. Twenty-two percent of voters would cast their ballots for a different candidate.   

“Matthew McConaughey gets a huge boost from tremendous name recognition and recognition for what he does to help Texans and add to the celebration of the state’s successes,” said UT-Tyler political scientist Mark Owens. “Most of our survey respondents know his story, but many are waiting to see how he opens his next chapter.”

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Mike
Mike
19 days ago

Are the people in Texas really that stupid, I thin NOT.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

We hope not!

wvcitizen
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

California left wingers are moving to Texas to get away from political idiots in California and will vote for the same type of fools and morons that wrecked California.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
19 days ago
Reply to  wvcitizen

It’s happening in Florida too.
I saw a clip of a Sherriff addressing that very issue.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

You literally took the words out of my mouth.

DrSique
DrSique
19 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Well, Matt may not be as looney liberal as most in Hollyweird but he ain’t no conservative…………………especially on the 2A.

speedle
speedle
18 days ago
Reply to  Mike

Nope. This poll is 100% horsesh-t (as usual). Considering who was doing the polling I would imagine they polled exclusively in democrat neighborhoods.

Junius
Junius
19 days ago

Why would the people of Texas belive or listen to ONE Worlder,GW Bush? Texans are smarter than that I hope.

DrSique
DrSique
19 days ago
Reply to  Junius

Pretty sure that Texans, and most other Patriots, are onto Team NWO.

speedle
speedle
18 days ago
Reply to  DrSique

I don’t think I understand what you mean. Are you saying most are “pro” NWO or against NWO? I can assure you it is the latter.

speedle
speedle
18 days ago
Reply to  Junius

My friend, rest assured that most Texans have kicked GWB to the ditch years ago. His current popularity in the state wouldn’t get him a job as a dog catcher.

Beckie Joy
Beckie Joy
19 days ago

I am going to tell Mathew not to run against Abbott because Abbott has a strong backbone to not let anything happen to Texas. Matthew needs to mature more I’m sure he means well but not now. I will vote for Abbott if he wants to run another time in the future I would consider voting for him. But right now we need Governor Gregg Abbott at the helm.

Dwk
Dwk
19 days ago

Of course the poll was in Dallas and a University, which would be heavily democratic leaning. Never believe much on liberal polling and their bias. When mr Lincoln, and Beef, its what for dinner, would have to start building a political platform, most Texans would realize what that would cost them.

DONNA MARIE KELLEY
DONNA MARIE KELLEY
19 days ago

Governor Abbott, has done a great job in Texas and Texans would be sorry if they vote for this actor to take his place.I wish Bush would go back under his rock with Obama who cares what they think Neither one of them were successful when they were in office. bush gave Bank Of America millions of dollars for bail out which Bank Of America gave to their Ceo’s MCCONAUGHEY WHY DON’T YOU STAY IN HOLLOYWOOD AND STAY OUT OF TEXAS.

Lonzo Lassiter
Lonzo Lassiter
19 days ago

He is a Home Grown Texan, from Austin! I support Greg Abbott, but I hope Matthew holds his interest in keeping Texas a free Republic!

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
19 days ago

If you ain’t as corrupt and evil as W forget about it!

James Wood
James Wood
19 days ago

Georgy -your a traitor to your people and this nation as part of the world wide cabal – Be careful giving advice to anyone – Matt go for it – but if your really serious -don’t talk to a Bush – you need to talk to TRUMP – He’d the man to talk to

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
19 days ago

Ahhh, another Hollyweird elite shooting his mouth off. I doubt that he’s a Republican much less a conservative.
Married to a Uber liberal Brazilian.
Matthew, stick to memorizing your lines and STFUP! You ain’t political material.
Alright, alright, alright! Go away.

Anti communism
Anti communism
19 days ago

This poll only reflects that in a university town most of the voters are liberals with their minds destroyed by the constant bombardment of propaganda put out by the communist professors and the marxist media

ReagansBlades
ReagansBlades
19 days ago

Mat does have name recognition.

Merle
Merle
18 days ago

So, he has name recognition, I personally need more from my candidates. With all the California’s moving to Texas, I’m thinking they will f—up Texas as bad as they did California.

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Madeleine
Madeleine
14 days ago

Why are they still acting as if Bush is relevant? He was dealt with long ago? Pedophiles, child trafficking?