Poll: The Rock leads Donald Trump in prospective presidential election matchup
We're less than four months into Donald Trump's presidency, but it's never too early to speculate (or fantasize, depending on your perspective) about 2020.
One of Trump's possible 2020 foes is apparently Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who recently told GQ that running for president one day is a "real possibility." Bovada lists his odds to win the election at 66–1.
How do Americans like the sound of President Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson? Apparently more than they like the sound of President Donald Trump. The Rock currently leads Trump in a prospective election matchup 42% to 37%, according to left-leaning Public Policy Polling, which surveyed 692 registered voters from May 12–14.
The problem for The Rock? While 36% of surveyed voters see him favorably compared to 13% negatively, half have no opinion either way. The good news is that PPP has him winning over 15% of people who backed Trump last November, and that both Democrats and Republicans view him favorably.
Whether The Rock is actually seriously interested in a run is an open question. In an Instagram post responding to a Washington Post article from last year analyzing his chances, he said "the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country." A classic politician's answer!
Interesting piece from The Washington Post on if I ran for POTUS I could actually win. Writer Alyssa Rosenberg did some pretty good research into my background (slave descendants fighting for their freedom, Revolutionary War etc). Much more to uncover but well done. 👍🏾 More and more pieces like this are popping up due to the Presidential election and they're cool/fun to read... I care DEEPLY about our county... and the idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring. Buuuuut until that possible day, the most important thing right now is strong honest leadership from our current and future leaders of this country. Thanks again Washington Post. 🇺🇸 💪🏾
When The Rock starts making random trips to Iowa, we'll know he's serious.