Texas Politics Project

Second Reading Podcast: More Than a Phelan

May 29, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

 Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at the results of the primary run-offs in Texas, the politics of the long primary season, and the implications of the results.

Texas 2024 Presidential Poll Tracker

May 23, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Check back for updates on all non-partisan polling of the presidential race in Texas. Most recently updated with results from April 5-10 Texas Hispanic Policy Foundation poll.

 

Texas 2024 U.S. Senate Poll Tracker

May 23, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Check back for updates on all non-partisan polling of the US Senate race race between incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Colin Allred.

 

Second Reading Podcast: Why broad labels fail to capture nuances in Texans' views about abortion access

May 9, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Josh Blank take a deep dive into new UT/Texas Politics Project Poll data revealing nuances in Texans' views of abortion not captured in broad labels like "pro-life" and "pro-choice."

Job approval for Texas statewide incumbents and other assessment trend data from the Texas Politics Project poll data archive (April 2024 update)

April 30, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

This page compiles graphics for trends in job approval ratings of the current statewide incumbents (Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senators) that Texans rate on every poll. Bookmark the page for easy reference – we’ve also added similar graphics for trends in Texans’ assessment of conditions in Texas and the U.S., and some archival results for comparison with leaders no longer in office, updated with results from the February 2024 University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll.

Second Reading Podcast: What the new UT/Texas Politics Project Poll does and doesn't tell up about the state of the 2024 election in Texas

April 23, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson, Daron Shaw, and Joshua Blank dig into the trial ballot results for the presidential and U.S. Senate races in Texas in the latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll. 
 

Second Reading Podcast: What to make of the "contract with Texas"?

April 16, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Josh Blank talk about the politics and implications of the "Contract with Texas" recently distributed by a group of far-right Texas Republicans, and take notice of a new polling on the presidential and Senate races in Texas from the Texas Hispanic Policy Institute.

Second Reading Podcast: How competitive will Texas be in the 2024 presidential election?

April 2, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Joshua Blank look at past election returns and UT/Texas Politics Project polling data to assess how competitive the presidential election might be in Texas.

Second Reading Podcast: Court rulings, a Speaker's race, and the presidential context in Texas

March 29, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at actions in the courts that influenced politics in Texas this week involving SB 4, abortion, and Ken Paxton, as well as the emerging Speaker's race signaled by Rep. Tom Oliverson's candidacy.

Second Reading Podcast: Federalism and the border in the spotlight (and the strange case of Texas Nationalism)

March 19, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson & Josh Blank look at the conflict between Texas and the federal government over border enforcement, and how it's fed the boom in attention to Texas nationalism (Note: recorded prior to the US Supreme Court lifting the stay on SB 4.)

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