This poll gauges Texans' opinions on the 2016 presidential field and impressions for Texas' major elected officials, as well as public policy opinions on issues such as immigration, sanctuary cities, birth control, and same-sex marriage.
Texas Pulse Poll - General Texas Issues
A general issues poll finds that Texas voters still care a lot about immigration and border security, Gov. Abbott remains more popular than President Obama, Donald Trump is leading the GOP presidential primary race, and Texans are kind of split on Blue Bell ice cream.
2015 Texas Lyceum Poll
The 2015 Texas Lyceum Poll examined the current state of a wide range public figures and public policy issues in Texas, including important updates on marijuana policy reform and LGBT equality.
UT/ TT June '15 Poll
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on current political issues including performance of the Texas Legislature, potential 2016 Presidential candidates, abortion restrictions, LGBT issues, and immigration.
Political Science Class Survey, Spring 2014 - Post-Primary Election
This poll from Texas Tech University gauges Texans' opinions on candidates and current political issues. 53% responded that marriages between same sex couples should be recognized as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage. 61% said that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and apply for U.S. citizenship; 19% said they should be required to leave the U.S.
UT/TT Statewide Poll May 2012
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for May 2012 polls on a large number of issues including the Affordable Care Act with 45 percent saying the Supreme Court should rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
UT/TT Statewide Poll October 2012
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2012 polled on a wide variety issues including attitudes towards immigrants, section 5 of the voting rights act with 51 percent support federal supervision of the states voting laws. The poll also reveals party ID with 22 percent identify as a strong Democrat and 21 percent identify as a strong Republican.
UT/TT Statewide Poll February 2013
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2013 shows Rick Perry polling unfavorably at 30 percent and Barack Obama polling at 47 percent unfavorable rating.
UT/TT Statewide Poll October 2013
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2013 polls on a variety of issues including the Affordable Care Act, with Greg Abbott's approval ratings at 36 percent to 24 percent unfavorable, and Wendy Davis polling at 37 percent favorability with 31 percent unfavorable.
PPP - Davis Popular but Trails Perry by Double Digits
This poll shows that Wendy Davis has doubled her name identification since January 2013 but still trails Perry with 53% disapproval rating among Republican voters, which has increased from 47% since the filibuster.
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