This poll gauges Texans' opinions on the 2016 presidential field and impressions for Texas' major elected officials, as well as public policy opinions on issues such as immigration, sanctuary cities, birth control, and same-sex marriage.
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.
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.
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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