Post Date: June 2024

Where Joe Biden and Donald Trump stand in Texas Heading into First Presidential Debate

| By: Joshua Blank

With the 2024 presidential candidates preparing to take the stage Thursday evening for an unprecedented June debate in what is already shaping up to be an unprecedented election, the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project polling archive provides key insights into where each candidate stands in Texas, and where each candidate stands among the key voting blocs that will determine the outcome of the election.

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Second Reading Podcast: Untangling views of Trump's felony convictions and the 2024 election in the new UT/Texas Politics Project Poll

| By: Texas Politics Project

Daron Shaw, Josh Blank, and Jim Henson talk over what results from the just-released June 2024 University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll can and can't tell us about the impact of Donald Trump's felony convictions on the 2024 election, and some of the considerations that going into polling on Trump, the election, and questions of democracy and potential political violence in response to the election. 

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Most GOP voters say the former president didn’t get a fair trial in New York as Trump maintains 46%-39% lead over Biden in Texas

| By: Jim Henson and Joshua Blank

The latest University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll, conducted immediately after a New York jury convicted former President Donald Trump on 34 felony counts for falsifying business records, finds more than half of Texas Republican voters saying his conviction makes them more likely to vote for him in November.

The convictions have had only a small impact on the overall shape of the Presidential race in Texas less than five months before Election Day. The poll finds Donald Trump maintaining a 7-point lead over Joe Biden, 46% to 39%, in a head-to-head match-up in Texas, while maintaining a 9-point lead, 43% to 34%, in a trial ballot including independent and third-party candidates. In the expanded trial ballot, 8% chose Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, along with 2% for Jill Stein, 2% for Cornel West, less than 1% for Chase Oliver, and 10% had no opinion.

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Texas 2024 Presidential Poll Tracker

| By: Texas Politics Project

Check back for updates on all non-partisan polling of the presidential race in Texas. Most recently updated with results from June 20-July 1 University of Houston Hobby School / Texas Southern University Barbara Jordan- Mickey Leland School Texas Trends Survey.

 

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Texas 2024 U.S. Senate Poll Tracker

| By: 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.

 

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Job approval trends for Texas statewide incumbents and other trend data from the Texas Politics Project poll data archive (June 2024 UT/Texas Politics Project Poll update)

| By: 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.

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