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.
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.
Texas Future - Voters Support Conservative Solutions for Transportation Budget Crisis
This poll shows that Texas voters support conservative, pay-as-you-go solutions for transportation budget crisis. Voters are staunchly opposed to using any new transportation revenues for new toll roads. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of registered voters oppose using additional transportation funding to developing new toll roads, while just thirty-four percent (34%) support this. A solid majority of conservative Republicans (61%) oppose the use of new transportation revenue for toll roads, driven by forty percent (40%) who strongly oppose this.
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.
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.
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.
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