Dwayne Johnson isn't serious about running for president—is he?!
In GQ's Comedy Issue, the Baywatch actor was asked whether he would ever running for the highest public office in the U.S.A. "A year ago, it started coming up more and more," he said. "There was a real sense of earnestness, which made me go home and think, 'Let me really rethink my answer and make sure I am giving an answer that is truthful and also respectful.'"
Last summer, The Washington Post ran an opinion piece championing Johnson for president. And Johnson, who has publicly opposed some of President Donald Trump's executive actions, set the wheels in motion with his GQ interview. Although the former wrestler told the magazine he's a registered independent, a new survey from Public Policy Polling looked at his prospects if he were to run for the White House as a Democrat against Trump. In the mock 2020 election, the poll found that Johnson had 42 percent support to the billionaire businessman's 37 percent.