A Dallas Morning News/University of Texas survey found that actor Matthew McConaughey, who has spent months flirting with a gubernatorial run in Texas, trounces failed Democrat presidential candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in a hypothetical matchup.
“Would you be likely to support Matthew McConaughey more than Beto O’Rourke?” the survey asked respondents, who chose the movie star by double digits.
McConaughey garnered 49 percent support, 22 percent more than O’Rourke’s 27 percent. Independent voters gave McConaughey an edge of 51 percent to O’Rourke’s 20 percent, but Democrat voters, specifically, chose O’Rourke 52 percent to the actor’s 34 percent.
When the race is divided between three — Gov. Greg Abbott, O’Rourke, and McConaughey, Abbott holds the edge with 37 percent support, followed by McConaughey at 27 percent and O’Rourke at 26. However, respondents said they would be more likely to support McConaughey over Abbott in a head-to-head matchup, 43 percent to 35 percent. Yet, Abbott leads O’Rourke in a similar matchup, 45 percent to 39 percent.
The pathetic O’Rourke, who stands by his gun-grabbing platform despite it scuttling his spectacularly failed 2020 presidential campaign, still declares that “we should not allow our fellow Americans to own and use weapons that were originally designed for battlefield use.”