How Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson could make a real run as president — according to Chris Jericho

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson said that running for president is a "real possibility." In May, a Public Policy Polling poll looking at a hypothetical election had Johnson at 42 percent support over Trump's 37 percent.

We talked to someone who knows the former wrestler better than many: Chris Jericho. The WWE legend and lead singer of the heavy metal band Fozzy is on the road promoting his new book "No Is a Four Letter Word: How I Failed Spelling But Succeeded in Life." Jericho stopped by Business Insider and we asked him if he thinks his former ring rival has a real shot at winning the White House. Following is a full transcript of the video.

Everything the guy does turns to gold 'cause he's got the work ethic to make it happen. I think The Rock, if you look at how he's built his career, much like Schwarzenegger when he became the Governor of California. When you work to a certain level, how much bigger can you get? How much more can you do?

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The Rock at the 1999 Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles, CA 9/13/99 Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images
370782 03: World Wrestling Federation's Wrestler Rock Poses June 12, 2000 In Los Angeles, Ca. (Photo By Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: World Wrestling Federation wrestler 'The Rock' arrives at the Democratic National Convention in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, 16 August, 2000. The convention is on its third day. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 2: House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) and The Rock, World Wrestling Federation Champion, call the delegation to their seats at the 2000 Republican National Convention at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, PA, 02 August, 2000. The Republican Party will confer its official blessing on GOP candidate George W. Bush's bid for the White House later 02 August, 2000. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read STEVE JAFFE/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rock at MTV Video Music Awards 2000 held at Radio City Music Hall September 7, 2000 Photo byNick Elgar/ImageDirect
390026 24: Actor and professional wrestler 'The Rock' arrives at the 2001 MTV Movie Awards June 2, 2001 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1899 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview with host Jay Leno on August 23, 2000 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Sean P. Diddy Combs (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
395220 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson, aka 'The Rock' performs a scene from 'The Mummy Returns.' The blockbuster movie was released on DVD and home video on October 2, 2001. (Photo by Keith Hamshere/Universal Studios via Getty Images)
403707 02: Professional wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson poses at the unveiling of his wax portrait at Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum April 10, 2002 in New York City. The museum creates life-size, three-dimensional wax sculptures of celebrities and historical figures around the world. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Verne Troyer and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during Nickelodeon's 15th Annual Kids Choice Awards - Backstage at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
LONDON- APRIL 22 : Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson at a photocall to promote his upcoming film 'The Scorpion King' at the Dorchester Hotel on April 22, 2002 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson during Nickelodeon's 16th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - Arrivals at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson & wife Dany during World Premiere of 'The Rundown' at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Action Hero of the Year, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 11: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appears on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' at the NBC Studios on March 11, 2004 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Djamilla Rosa Cochran/WireImage)
Johnny Knoxville and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 39th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Backstage and Audience at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 5: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Virgin Cola/MTV Movie Awards after party at the Fame @ XES Club on June 5, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives to the 2005 MTV Movie Awards at the Shrine Auditorium June 4, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. The 14th annual award show will premiere on MTV Thursday, June 9 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 13: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (L) and Serena Williams present the award for Best Male Athleteonstage at the 13th Annual ESPY Awards at the Kodak Theatre on July 13, 2005 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 36th Annual Comic-Con International - Day Four at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, host during 2005 Taurus World Stunt Awards - Show at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock during Dwayne The Rock Johnson Appears Outside The Late Show with David Letterman - October 19, 2005 at Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, presenter during The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage for The Lippin Group)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Sarah Michelle Gellar (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Simone Alexander Johnson (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
Dwayne The Rock Johnson during 2006 MTV Video Music Awards - Red Carpet at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during Joel Madden, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Xzibit Visits MTV's 'TRL' - September 14, 2006 at MTV Studios in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Carley Margolis/FilmMagic)
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during 2007 Taurus World Stunt Awards - Press Conference at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: (U.S. TABS OUT) Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson appears onstage during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios on September 17, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)
TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 3442 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview on September 24, 2007 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Dwayne The Rock Johnson poses in the press room during the 80th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson -- Air Date 06/18/2008 -- Episode 3577 -- Pictured: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during an interview on June 18, 2008 -- Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBCU Photo Bank
CORAL GABLES, FL - DECEMBER 17: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson delivers the commencement speech at the University of Miami at Bank United Center on December 17, 2009 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
Actors Dwayne The Rock Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson attend Spike TV's 4th Annual Guys Choice Awards held at Sony Studios on June 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - JUNE 06: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards Arrivals at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 6, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the WrestleMania XXVII press conference at the Hard Rock Cafe, Times Square on March 30, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 03: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson during WrestleMania XXVII at Georgia Dome on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 03: Actor/wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends 'WrestleMania 27' at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - APRIL 04: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is sighted on the set of 'Pain And Gain' on April 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: Actor Dwayne Johnson, recipient of the Action Star of the Decade Award, arrives at a Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation event at Caesars Palace during the opening night of CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on April 23, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the WrestleMania 29 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 24: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends CinemaCon 2014 Off and Running: Opening Night Studio Presentation from Paramount Pictures at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon 2014 on March 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CinemaCon)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Paramount Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 16: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson speaks onstage during the 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 16, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 17: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2014 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/KCSports2014/Getty Images For Nickelodeon)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 24: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Paramount Studios presentation during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends the Christmas in Washington 2014 Children's Hospital visit at Children's National Medical Center on December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. 25248_003_0019.JPG (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 26: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'San Andreas' at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 26, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson speaks onstage during 'The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor's Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson' at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: 73rd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Simone Alexandra Johnson arrive to the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016. (Photo by Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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We’ve entered an era now, having Trump in the office, whether you agree or don’t agree, he got in because of his celebrity. That’s exactly why. He knew how to play a camera. He knew how to

deliver lines. He knew how to be charismatic enough to get people on his side, and that’s what politics is. You know, even Obama. As long as you have some money behind you and can deliver lines charismatically, I think Rocky has a chance to really get in there and take over if he wants to do it.

We've seen that a celebrity can basically come in and make it just on their name and charisma alone. which is kind of scary to me.

The Rock is great. He's one of my favorite rivals. One of the best guys I've been in the ring with for chemistry. When he was in the business and the top guy on the microphone, I don't think too many people could touch him, but I could.

I'll be the Vice President! I am gonna be the first undisputed Prime President of North America. I am gonna be the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of America at the same time, and it's called the Prime President. Prime President Jericho.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

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Sen. Kamala Davis (D-Calif.)

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.)

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)

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Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)

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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

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Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley

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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

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Environmental activist Tom Steyer

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez

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Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz

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Former first lady Michelle Obama

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii)

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Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y)

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California Gov. Jerry Brown

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey

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Former Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)

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Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean

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Former Vice President Al Gore

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Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.)

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Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

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Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.)

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

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