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Texas Lyceum - Opinions on the Economy and 2014 Elections

A September 6-20, 2013 survey of adult Texans reveals that while Texas residents are fairly positive about the state's economy, they think the worst is yet to come for the national economy and are only somewhat optimistic with respect to the economic future for their children. It also shows Greg Abbott at 29%, Wendy Davis at 21%, and Undecided voters at 50% for the 2014 Governor's Race.

UT/TT Statewide Poll February 2012

This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2012 shows Dewhurst at 38 percent and Ted Cruz at 27 percent with Rick Santorum leading Republican Presidential primary race at 45 percent, and polling at 51 percent against Obama.

UT/TT Statewide Poll October 2011

This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2011 shows Ted Cruz polling at 10 percent in a crowded field where 50 percent were undecided and Dewhurst with 22 percent.

UT/TT Statewide Poll February 2010

One of many Texas Tribune and University of Texas Polls was taken during February of 2010 and covered numerous topics including asking what the most important problems facing Texas are, President Obama approval ratings, people's opinions on the death penalty, gambling, and gay marriage, as well as Republican primary polling regarding Kay Bailey Hutchison and Governor Rick Perry.

UT/TT Statewide Poll May 2010

This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll polled registered voters in May of 2010 and polled various questions regarding the issues of immigration and a path to citizenship. With the economy still polling as the most important issue to Texans, it shows that Rick Perry's current job approval rating was almost split with 43 percent somewhat or strongly approve and 39 percent somewhat or strongly disapprove.

UT/TT Statewide Poll September 2010

This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for September of 2010 polled on various issues including immigration, particulary in light of Arizona passing a new immigration law. It also shows that most Texans did not think things were going well in Afghanistan and 29 percent of Texans believe President Obama to be a Muslim.

UT/TT Statewide Poll October 2010

This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2010 showed Rick Perry 10 points over Bill White a month before the election (50-40) with Perry's overall approval rating at 46 percent.

UT/TT Statewide Poll May 2011

With the economy still polled as the most important issue to voters at 29 precent, this Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for May 2011 also shows that most voters are against a pathway to citizenship with the exception of military service as a route to legal status.