Among Democrats, 66 percent said they support the actor over their current governor. A majority of Republicans — 56 percent — said they would prefer Abbott, compared to 30 percent for McConaughey.
Matthew McConaughey has big lead over Gov. Abbott in new poll
Actor Matthew McConaughey has said that running for Texas governor is a "true consideration." If the actor were to run, a poll of 1,126 registered voters found that he'd have a 12-point lead over the current governor.