AUSTIN, Texas — Matthew McConaughey is favored over both Gov. Greg Abbott and Beto O’Rourke in a statewide poll of registered voters.
The survey released by the Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler shows 49 percent of voters chose the Oscar winning actor, while 27 percent of voters chose O'Rourke.
McConaughey also did well in a head-to-head matchup with Gov. Greg Abbott– winning by 8 percentage points.
McConaughey’s lead over both candidates comes as his own candidacy for governor is still uncertain.
In a ranked preference between all three men, Abbott leads with 37 percent of registered voters.
McConaughey takes 27 percent of the vote, while O'Rourke is a close third with 26 percent.
The poll surveyed 1,106 registered voters between Nov. 9-11 and has a margin of error of plus or minus nearly 3 percentage points.