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A clear majority of registered voters in Texas would vote for Matthew McConaughey, the film star and frequent spelling error. Whether he’d make a good Governor seems neither here nor there. He has name recognition and a practiced smile. He wouldn’t be the first celebrity who turned to politics, right? That’s why online betting sites in the US like Bovada are taking him seriously. They’re already offering Texas gubernatorial election odds on the Hollywood star.
Celebrities are appearing on the political horizon now like the sequel securing final scenes of a zombie movie franchise. We’d no sooner stopped laughing at the idea of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson running for President when this pops up. In a recent poll some 45% of registered voters in Texas would vote for Matthew McConaughey as governor. For contrast that’s quite a way ahead of the incumbent, Greg Abbott. Hence, the Texas gubernatorial election odds he gets.
Greg Abbott is a staunch conservative. Those of you who know Texas won’t find that surprising. Most people are in Texas are. Texas voted for Donald Trump by a fair margin back in 2020. However, celebrity has a strange power all of its own, as the former President demonstrated. So should you bet on Matthew McConaughey to win? Well US gambling laws will allow you to pick up Texas gubernatorial election odds on the star of 40/1 at Bovada right now. So maybe.
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People often forget just how many celebrities have run for office. Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, even Will Rogers. The list is extensive and diverse. So McConaughey passes the laugh test, at least. Have you seen Ronald Reagan act? And they still voted for him. However whilst you could bet on Matthew McConaughey to win if it were up to the people. It’s not. Not really. That’s why his Texas gubernatorial election odds are so long.
Bet On The Texas Gubernatorial Election
- Matthew McConaughey (?) – 40/1
- Julian Castro (Democrat) – 9/1
- Beto ORourke (Democrat) – 10/3
- Greg Abbott (Republican) – 4/9
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Those Texas gubernatorial election odds seem unlikely to shorten much. Whilst the star can steer a centrist course, attempting to win support from fans on both sides of the aisle, neither party is in the mood. These are partisan times and compromise isn’t something either party wishes to discuss right now. They’d want him to toe the party line, and he seems disinclined. Which would leave his Primary hopes as slim as a bet on sports in the US backing King Fury in the Kentucky Derby.
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As usual, you can bet on the Democrats and Republicans to differ on their attitude. Matthew’s long Texas gubernatorial election odds reflect the divide. Sure, two-thirds of Democrats would vote for him. But don’t bet on the Republicans doing the same. Only 20% showed any support for the star. In Texas, that’s not good. There just aren’t enough Democrats. The odds on the Democrats in Texas are far longer than for those on a bet on Greg Abbott retaining his job. It’s Texas. So what gives?
“I believe in living in the present and making each day count. I don’t pay much attention to the past or the future.”
- Matthew McConaughey
That seems rather clear. The star himself has said he is giving the matter “true consideration”, which is a very political answer. Will these poll numbers encourage him to run? Possibly as an independent candidate? If he does he stands a good chance of winning, and neither party will like that. So whilst his Texas gubernatorial election odds are currently quite long, at online sportsbook sites in the US like Bovada, it will only take a nudge now to make him the next celebrity on the hustings.
We take a look at the Texas gubernatorial odds now that Matthew McConaughey has polled well ahead of the incumbent Greg Abbott.