Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is reigniting the rumors that he may in fact run for president after a newly run poll has found that there is support for the action movie star.
Johnson jumped to Twitter once he had seen the results of the poll saying it would be his “honor’ to serve as president.
“Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny-pack-wearing guy joining their club,” “The Rock” wrote this past Friday. “But if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people.”
Not sure our Founding Fathers ever envisioned a six-four, bald, tattooed, half-Black, half-Samoan, tequila drinking, pick up truck driving, fanny pack wearing guy joining their club – but if it ever happens it’d be my honor to serve the people 🙏🏾💪🏾🇺🇸 https://t.co/6Xd9ADzqX7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 9, 2021
A poll, released this past Tuesday by Piplsay, stated that nearly half of the 40,000 people who have been surveyed would show support for his candidacy. The poll also found that around 29% would show support for campaigns by both Johnson for president and actor Matthew McConaughey for Texas governor, and another 17% showing support for Johnson’s ruin alone.
“In addition to Johnson, the poll asked respondents to weigh in on whether a number of other celebrities should run for president,” Newsweek stated. “A presidential run from Angelina Jolie had the support of 30 percent, while 27 percent supported Oprah Winfrey and another 22 percent supported Tom Hanks. A combined 63 percent said that Hollywood stars would ‘make good politicians’ if they had ‘political aptitude’ or ‘the right team in place.'”
The former professional wrestler has previously teased running for several years already.
In an interview with USA Today, back in February, about his new sitcom “Young Rock,” which tells the story of his childhood, Johnson restated his 2017 comments to Ellen DeGeneres that he may look into running for president.
“I would consider a presidential run in the future if that’s what the people wanted,” Johnson stated. “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.”
Not long after former President Donald Trump took office, Johnson stated that he was “seriously considering” a run for the White House. This past September, Johnson labeled himself as a “centrist” as he supported Joe Biden. He went on to clarify that he had voted for both parties while applauding Kamala Harris as a “certified badass.”
“As a political independent & centrist, I’ve voted for both parties in the past,” Johnson tweeted. “In this critical presidential election, I’m endorsing [Joe Biden] & [Kamala Harris]. Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT. We must ALL VOTE[.]”
Progress takes courage, humanity, empathy, strength, KINDNESS & RESPECT.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 27, 2020
“I’ve got friends in all parties, but the one thing we can always agree on is the conversation and the dialogue, and where that conversation lands is always the most critical part,” Johnson stated in the video.”
“I thought it was a great and extremely productive conversation that we had, and as a registered independent for years now with centrist ideologies, I do feel that Vice President Biden and Senator Harris are the best choice to lead our country, and I am endorsing them to become president and vice president of our United States,” Johnson concluded.