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Will the Greens Take Votes From the Democrats?

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

The potential Green Party drain of votes away from the Democrats is probably pretty small.

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Perry's Lead Over White Is Not From the Big Cities

| By: Adam Myers

Bill White’s problem is an “everywhere else” problem, which is only partly rural in nature.

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UT/Texas Tribune Polls Finds GOP Strength

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Daron Shaw

At this point, anti-incumbent sentiment in Texas appears to be dwarfed by party identification and opposition to the national Democratic Party.

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Rick Perry's Successful Message on Immigration

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

The governor's political radar is characteristically fine-tuned here, at least for the short term.

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Keywords: Immigration, Rick Perry

Do Voters Buy the Positive Talk About Texas?

| By: Adam Myers

What do Texans think about the fiscal and economic model for the rest of the country? Do they agree with Gov. Rick Perry that the Texas way is the better way?

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Keywords: Economy, Rick Perry

How the Governor's Race Polls Have Trended

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Daron Shaw

An election that initially favored Sen. Hutchison has settled into a contest where Sen. Hutchison’s support is in the high 20’s while Gov. Perry’s is in the mid-40’s.

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Rick Perry's Resonance With GOP Primary Voters

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Whether he crosses the 50% threshold or is forced into a run-off when the polls close next Tuesday, the results of the last UT/Texas Tribune Poll suggest that Rick Perry's synchronous orbit over a big chunk of the Republican primary electorate has helped him prove many observers — not to mention KBH boosters and donors — very wrong.

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The February 2010 Results

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Daron Shaw

The University of Texas / Texas Tribune poll, conducted from February 1-7, shows Gov. Rick Perry holding a 24-point lead over U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in the Republican gubernatorial primary contest, with Debra Medina posing a surprisingly strong challenge to Hutchison for second place.

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Keywords: 2010 Election

Barack Obama's Poor Standing With Whites in TX

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

If President Obama’s ratings are looking a little anemic among whites nationally, they are in need of an emergency leukocyte transfusion in Texas.

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Keywords: Barack Obama, Race

Texans Are Proud of Where They're From

| By: Adam Myers

Texas identity remains alive and well and continues to play a critical role in the state’s politics.

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