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Matthew McConaughey and Beto O'Rourke could be real challengers to Gov. Greg Abbott in the next gubernatorial race, a new poll says. (Laura Figi)

Texas voters are split on whether Gov. Greg Abbott should run for a third term and whether Matthew McConaughey should run at all. But Democrats are clear: they want to see Beto O'Rourke on the ballot.

These are the findings of a Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters released this week.

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Matthew McConaughey spoke about masking and whether he might run for Texas governor in two recent interviews. (Shutterstock)

Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey said that face masks are a "short-term inconvenience for long-term freedom" in an interview on an upcoming episode of "The Carlos Watson Show."

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Matthew McConaughey, who has teased at a possible governor candidacy in the past, is 12 points ahead of current Gov. Greg Abbott among Texan voters in a recent poll. (Shutterstock)

First Hollywood, now politics: it seems Austinite Matthew McConaughey can find support in just about anything he does, including running for governor of Texas.

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Austin's favorite award-winning actor and Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey is fueling the fire of an idea that he may run for Texas governor.

For years rumors have come and gone of a potential shift to politics for the actor, but he most recently—for the second time in just a few months—commented it could really happen. On a Houston podcast The Balanced Voice, McConaughey told host Rania Mankarious that a run for governor is "a true consideration" for him.

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