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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson could totally beat Trump in the 2020 U.S. election

Based on these polls.

By Jessica Chandra
Donald Trump and Dwayne The Rock Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson seemed to have some serious thoughts about running for U.S. President in the latest issue of GQ Magazine. “It’s a real possibility,” he said about running for office. “A year ago, it started coming up more and more. There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, ‘Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.’”

Well, if The Rock is really serious about swapping Hollywood for the Oval Office, this should give him more motivation: according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling in the U.S., he would lead Donald Trump, the current president, 42 to 37.

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Based on this poll, The Rock would also have the support of 15% of Americans who voted for Trump in 2016, with Democrats and Republications having a generally positive view of the Baywatch star.

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The Rock didn’t publically endorse any presidential candidates during the 2016 election, but he did criticise Trump’s leadership style in the same interview, saying, “I’d like to see a better leadership. I’d like to see a greater leadership… When there’s a disagreement, and you have a large group of people that you’re in a disagreement with — for example, the media — I feel like it informs me that I could be better.” He also slammed Trump’s executive order banning people from Muslim-majority nations entering the U.S.

And, if there’s anyone who’s proven they can switch careers successfully just like that, it’s someone who’s gone from wrestling to being one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors.

Get that campaign ready, future President Johnson!

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