Say what you will about Donald Trump, he has proven that just about anybody with the right resources behind him is capable of making a serious run to the White House. And with Trump struggling to keep things going smoothly in the Oval Office, there is no shortage of people thinking they can actually make a run at being president, but it doesn’t matter what they think as long as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in the running.
Johnson has floated the idea of running for president recently, and whether or not he is serious about that is only known by him for sure. But that doesn’t mean people are not interested in the possibility of seeing The Rock in the White House.
Public Polling Policy took the temperature on Johnson as a potential presidential candidate in 2020 along with a handful of other more traditional options, like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Al Franken. Trump trails each of those Democratic possibilities in the polling (although Trump will be the first to point out how silly polls can be at any given opportunity). It turns out Trump is also behind in the polls behind Johnson too.
We also looked at Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s prospects if he were to run for President as a Democrat. 36% of voters see Johnson favorably to 13% with a negative view of him, although 50% of voters have no opinion about him either way. Both Democrats (38/15) and Republicans (31/17) see him positively. Johnson would lead Trump 42/37 in a prospective contest, and wins over 15% of people who supported Trump last fall.
After reading that passage about the hypothetical presidential showdown between Trump and Johnson, this seems like a fitting GIF reaction.
I’m just going to dream about how the debates would go down if Johnson were on the debate stage. He would clearly have a number of politicians learning what their role is.
One can only wonder where one of Trump’s own cabinet members would sit in this showdown. Linda McMahon was assigned by Trump to be the head of the Small Business Administration. If The Rock does make a serious bid to be president, I want every campaign commercial to be cut like an WWE promo. Who wouldn’t want to vote for a president who once tried to pull the tongue out of a football teammate?