Dwayne Johnson
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 09: Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: The Next Level" on December 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Dwayne Johnson Teases Presidential Run (Again), New Poll Shows Many Americans Would Vote For Him (And Polls Are Never Wrong)

Though it feels as though we just got through one of the most grueling presidential elections in our national history, people are already throwing names around for the 2024 ticket. Meghan Markle and Matthew McConaughey are just a couple of celebrities rumored to be contemplating a career pivot into politics. Now Dwayne Johnson is (again) teasing the possibility of throwing his hat in the ring.

The wrestler-turned-actor also known as “The Rock” — who has flirted with the idea of a presidential run in the past — allegedly told Today Weekend host Willie Geist that he’s still interested in the prospect of becoming president.

“I am passionate about making sure that our country is united because a united country, as we know, is its strongest. And I want to see that for our country,” he told Willie. “So I do have that goal to unite our country. And I also feel that if this is what the people want, then I will do that.”

The admission comes on the heels of a survey from Piplsay in which 46% of respondents said they’d be down with The Rock running the country.


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“Humbling,” Johnson wrote in an Instagram post with a screenshot of a Newsweek headline announcing the poll results. “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.”

While The Rock is certainly the kind of guy we’d love to get a beer with, we’re less enthusiastic about electing someone with zero political experience to the highest office in the land. (America tried that already and it didn’t work out well for anyone, remember?)

Stick to the movies – and maybe your boozy ice cream line – Dwayne. Leave political office to people who actually know what they’re doing. Sincerely, Mandatory Americans.

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