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.
UT/TT Statewide Poll June 2013
Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for June 2013 shows majority a of Texans are unfamiliar with Wendy Davis, (58 percent) with 38 percent of voters saying they will vote against Rick Perry. The poll also covers a numerous variety of topics including abortion, immigration and gay marriage all showing a departure from strong opposition to all of the three different topics.
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.
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 2014
This statewide survey collected information on Texans' political engagement and views. It also polled voters on who they were likely to vote for in upcoming elections.
Ted Cruz Favorability
This poll from UT compares Ted Cruz's favorability in June 2013 and later in October 2013. Ted Cruz's popularity dropped with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. However, there was an increase in favorability for Tea Party Republicans.
Mixed news for Ted Cruz in new Texas numbers
From Public Policy Polling, this poll shows Ted Cruz's favorability against other political figures who are considered potential runners for the 2016 presidential election. While Cruz does have support in Texas, 50% of Texans polled thought that Cruz has been bad for the state's reputation.
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