Post Date: November 2022

Some Notes on the Political Geography of the 2022 Election in Texas

| By: Jim Henson and Joshua Blank

A look at the geography beneath the status-quo-preserving results of the 2022 Texas election reveal gradual patterns of change that both confirm and confound the received knowledge about the state‚Äôs most recent elections and the longer-run trajectory of the state. Looking at the distribution of the vote between the two major parties from among urban, suburban, and rural counties* reveals patterns that are more subtle than the Republican tromping of Democrats in statewide and legislative races might initially suggest.


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Texas 2022 Gubernatorial Poll Tracker

| By: Texas Politics Project

November 2: Updated with University of Houston/Hobby School poll, which found Abbott leading O'Rourke 53%-40% among likely voters.