Dwayne Johnson says he's never had 'political passions' but will 'listen' to what people want
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He's battled baboons in "Jumanji: The Next Level" and delivered blows in the wrestling ring, but Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says taking the leap into politics could prove too tough.

The action movie star says he's "not a politician nor did I ever have political passions," and "quite frankly I'm not sure I even have the patience or resignation to deal with the B.S. that comes with politics and politicians."

"But, when 46 percent of Americans say they're in favor of me becoming president," he told People magazine in an interview published Wednesday, "that forces me to humbly and respectfully stand up, listen and learn."

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In an April poll from consumer research platform Piplsay, 58 percent of respondents said they would like to see Johnson run for president and for actor Matthew McConaughey to launch a Texas gubernatorial bid.

"I love our country to my core and I'm endlessly grateful for the opportunities I've had here, as a half-Black, half-Samoan kid being able to work my ass off knowing tenacity opens doors," said Johnson, who's featured at the top of People's "Reasons to Love America" list.

"In a lot of ways, I'm indebted to our great country for it," the "Jungle Cruise" star said.

Johnson has long flirted with a political bid. In 2017, he called it a "real possibility" that he would make a White House run. Earlier this year, the 49-year-old performer said, "I would consider a presidential run in the future if that's what the people wanted."

"Truly I mean that, and I'm not flippant in any way with my answer," he said.