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.
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.
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 for May 2012 polls on a large number of issues including the Affordable Care Act with 45 percent saying the Supreme Court should rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
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 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.
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2012 shows Dewhurst at 38 percent and Ted Cruz at 27 percent with Rick Santorum leading Republican Presidential primary race at 45 percent, and polling at 51 percent against Obama.
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.
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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