“Would you be likely to support Matthew McConaughey more than Beto O’Rourke?” the survey asked respondents, who chose the Dallas Buyers Club star by double digits.
Overall, McConaughey garnered 49 percent support, 22 percent more than the 27 percent garnered by O’Rourke. Independent voters gave McConaughey an edge 51 percent to O’Rourke’s 20 percent, but Democrat voters, specifically, chose O’Rourke 52 percent to the actor’s 34 percent.
When the race is divided between three — Gov. Greg Abbott, O’Rourke, and McConaughey, Abbott holds the edge with 37 percent support, followed by McConaughey (27 percent) and O’Rourke (26 percent). However, respondents said they would be more likely to support McConaughey over Abbott in a head to head matchup, 43 percent to 35