As Matthew McConaughey leads in a poll for Texas Governor, people want to know what way he politically sways, Republican or Democrat? He hasn’t confirmed as of yet, but here’s everything he’s said before.
A poll by the Dallas Morning News has shown that Matthew McConaughey is the favoured candidate over current governor Greg Abbot. 45% of registered voters in Texas say they would vote for the actor.
Democrats seem more in Matthew’s favour, with 2/3 saying they’d vote for him. While 30% of republicans said they would vote for Matthew.
The actor appeared on The Balanced Voice podcast on March 10th and confessed that he’d been thinking of running for Texas Gov. “It’s a true consideration,” he said. “I’m looking into now again, what is my leadership role?”
“Because I do think I have some things to teach and share, and what is my role? What’s my category in my next chapter of life that I’m going into?”
He expressed similar sentiments on The Hugh Hewitt Show in November too, refusing to rule it out: ““I don’t know. I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would me.”
Although he’s openly discussing his future in politics, he didn’t confirm which party he would run with. So, what has Matthew McConaughey said about Republicans and Democrats before?
His views on the 2020 election
Matthew McConaughey promoted his new book, Greenlights, with a series of interviews that happen to coincide with the run up to the US presidential election. This means interviewers were suddenly curious about the actor’s political views.
During his stint on Fox and Friends, he was asked about the election, to which he responded: “It’s not inevitable who’s going to win. After that happens, whether it’s an incumbent or whether it’s Biden, after it happens is when it’s time to get constructive and not be in denial,” he said.
Matthew also warned viewers not to get caught up in the results and go into denial of the outcome, saying: “It’s time to get constructive and not deny the fact of whatever’s happened and embrace the situation.”
“Whoever is going to be commander in chief and president of the United States of America, that’s not something, hopefully, that we’re going to deny or be able to argue. I hope it’s a clean election. Whichever way it goes I hope it’s clean and that there’s no debate.”
Matthew McConaughey on liberals
During an interview with Good Morning Britain in December, the actor spoke about his views on the ”far-left’, saying: “You need liberals. What I don’t think we need is the illiberals, and what I don’t think that some liberals see is that they’re often being cannibalized by the illiberals.”
“Now, you know, there are extremes on both sides that I think are unfair — that I don’t think are the right place to be. The extreme left and the extreme right completely illegitimize the other side… or they exaggerate that side’s stance into an irrational state that makes no sense.”
What else did Matthew McConaughey say about the 2020 Republican candidate?
When the actor appeared on The Project to promote his book, he was faced with a question about Trump from interviewer Carrie Bickmore. “How do you feel about Trump?” she asked.
McConaughey replied: “How do I feel about him? I want a fuller context and a longer form to talk about that. If I said something to you now, one line could be taken out of context and could be put into a headline, so I don’t want to take the chance for that.”
“I need a longer form when I know it’s word for word when it’s broadcast,” he finished.
His previous comments about Republican Trump in 2017
In 2017 when, asked about the new president on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, McConaughey said: “Well, they don’t have a choice now. He’s our president. And it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time as we’ve ever had.”
“At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact and be constructive with him over the next four years.”