- Matthew McConaughey’s odds are set at +350 to win 2022 Texas Gubernatorial Election.
AUSTIN, Texas – Matthew McConaughey has been rumored to run for office, specifically in an attempt to become the governor of Texas. With the idea of McConaughey in office, betting odds have been released predicting the outcome of the 2022 Gubernatorial Election.
Will McConaughey Run For Office?
Obviously, in order to win an election, first you have to actually participate in said election. The McConaughey rumors have been swirling for a while now and in a USA Today interview, the actor didn’t turn down the idea.
“I am considering, as I said I’d be a fool not to, to consider the honor to go into position of politics, as the governor of Texas,” McConaughey said. “But I honestly have to ask myself, ‘How can I be the most useful?’ And maybe that’s as a free agent.”
Sports betting sites may be indicating that they assume McConaughey won’t run given his odds to not win are at -550.
Will Matthew McConaughey Win The 2022 Texas Gubernatorial Election Odds
- No -550
- Yes +350
Could McConaughey Win If He Runs?
According to one poll McConaughey would have e real shot at winning if he were to run. In the poll, he garnered 45% support as opposed to 33% for Greg Abbott, the current governor of Texas.
Whether or not the poll reflects what the true outcome would be, online sportsbooks must be betting on McConaughey not running in the first place. McConaughey has said he is neither a Republican nor a Democrat, but is “aggressively centric.” He’s also said he currently is not running for the position.
Recently we’ve seen more and more non-politicians breach into the world of politics. Some of the most notable are former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz, former bodybuilder, and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger and of course, former television star Donald Trump.
Given the success actors/athletes have had in running for office and the results of the poll, it seems like right now the thing holding McConaughey back the most is his choice to not declare his candidacy.