A recent poll showed 46 percent of US adults support the actor's presidential bid.
Who wouldn't want a total heartthrob to be the next President of The United States? Apparently, 46 percent of Americans who took part in a recent poll would support a presidential run from one particular former WWE star. And he is open to making a run for the White House too! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may have his sights set on the Oval Office. A poll conducted recently by Piplsay reported that 46 percent of those surveyed would support Dwayne Johnson in a bid for the presidency. The Jumanji star had teased fans with a potential bid. The actor shared the poll to his Instagram account and said the results were '"humbling." He joked saying, "I don’t think 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 you, the people."
The news may not be shocking to a lot of his fans as the former wrestler has been talking about joining politics for a while now. In 2017, the father-of-three called the notion a "real possibility." “I feel like I'm in a position now where my word carries a lot of weight and influence, which of course is why they want the endorsement," Johnson had told GQ. "But I also have a tremendous amount of respect for the process and felt like if I did share my political views publicly, a few things would happen — and these are all conversations I have with myself, in the gym at four o'clock in the morning — I felt like it would either (a) make people unhappy with the thought of whatever my political view was. And, also, it might sway an opinion, which I didn't want to do.”
At least 46% of Americans would support The Rock’s run for President, according to new poll. https://t.co/RQrQlbxekt— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) April 8, 2021
“Personally, I feel that if I were president, poise would be important. Leadership would be important," the father-of-3 said. "Taking responsibility for everybody. [If I didn't agree with someone] on something, I wouldn't shut them out. I would actually include them. The first thing we'd do is we'd come and sit down and we'd talk about it. It's hard to categorize right now how I think he's doing, other than to tell you how I would operate, what I would like to see.”
He continued, "We all have issues, and we all gotta work our s--- out. And I feel like one of the qualities of a great leader is not shutting people out. I miss that part." The Scorpion King star added, "Because otherwise I feel, as an American, all I hear and all I see in the example you're setting is 'Now I'm shutting you out. And you can't come.' [Disagreement] informs us. The responsibility as president — I [would] take responsibility for everyone. Especially when you disagree with me."
A year after the interview, The Rock appeared in an interview on The Ellen Show, where he also said he was "seriously" considering becoming a candidate, reports Newsweek. He also told host Stephen Colbert that he was still "absolutely" contemplating a run on The Late Show in 2018. However, he said that he would need to "get some experience and understand policy" before launching his potential Presidential bid, mentioning the elections of 2024 or 2028 as possibilities.
More recently, the 48-year-old addressed the renewed rumors that he may make a real-life bid for president one day to USA Today in February. "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted. Truly I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer," he said. "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." It looks like the people may just get what they want!
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix