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2014 Elections

2014 Texas Lyceum Poll - Day 2 (Elections)

The Texas Lyceum found that among registered voters, Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis has closed the gap to six points against her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Lyceum also ran a regression analysis to project a margin for likely voters, which suggested a 9-point difference between Davis and Abbott. The poll looks at these and other election-based races in the 2014 statewide elections.

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.

Political Poll CD4 – Texas Runoff Congressman Ralph Hall Leads Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe

Ralph Hall had a 51% approval rating for the 4th District Congressional seat, with 46% saying they would vote for Hall over his opponent, Ratcliffe. 64% identified as Republicans. Only 15% said that the federal government should approve firearm transactions before they are completed.