This poll gauges Texans' opinions on current political issues including potential 2016 presidential candidates, abortion restrictions, and immigration.
Voting Rights Act Poll
The Voting Rights Act (VRA) has protected voters from discrimination for nearly 50 years. Last year, the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder weakened those protections by striking down a key section of the VRA. Recent polling reveals that voters strongly support the VRA and oppose the changes made to it. The polling also shows that voters favor restoring the VRA.
Progress Texas 2012 Poll - Hispanic Voters
A 2012 poll of nearly 800 Hispanic registered voters that live in Texas' largest counties: Harris, Dallas, El Paso, Bexar, and Tarrant - examining their attitudes, opinions, and values about various candidates and policies.
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 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 February 2011
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2011 asks registered voters opinions on various issues including the use of the Rainy Day Fund with 55 percent of voters polled said to not spend it. It also shows that 54 percent of voters polled support for a mandatory sonogram before an abortion procedure.
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