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Texans' View of Gay Marriage Shifts

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

While the country has been jogging toward its new position on gay marriage, polling numbers show Texans appear to have been moseying along in the same direction.

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Keywords: Gay Marriage

GOP Voters and the Path to Citizenship

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Many Republican officials are moderating their views on immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship for immigrants already in the U.S. Their voters, however, remain opposed to the idea. And Tea Party voters are strongly opposed.

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Papal and Public Opinion on Gay Marriage

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD

Whether or not the Catholic Church remains strongly opposed to gay marriage under Pope Francis I, one thing is for sure: There is a clear and widening gap between papal and public opinion on same-sex relationships in the U.S., and Texas is no exception.

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Keywords: Gay Marriage, Religion

On Voting Rights Act, Texans Follow GOP's Lead

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

It’s easy to admit that those other states need some federal oversight, but here in Texas? Get out of town.

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Keywords: Voting Rights

Water Not Floating to Top With Texas Voters

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

Despite water’s saturation of the political priority list, the public still appears ambivalent about Texas’ water needs and out of step with state legislators on how to pay for it, according to the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll.

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City Girls, Country Boys and Guns

| By: Adam Myers

According to the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll, rural men and urban women are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to attitudes on gun policy. We may not be talking about Mars and Venus, but we’re close.

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Keywords: Gender, Gun Control

California's Conservative Migration

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD

The wave of migrants coming from California are coming for the economy, and it is not safe to assume this is a pack of West Coast liberals who want to change Texas politics.

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Keywords: Ideology

UT/TT Poll Changes With Evolving Environment

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD and Daron Shaw

By increasing our sample size and providing more analyses of the data in our blog, we hope to provide interested parties with what they seek: in-depth coverage of the actors and issues that are driving important parts of the political process in the state. 

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Handle Perry-Abbott Race With Care

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

There is less to those Rick Perry-Greg Abbott horserace numbers than you might think. It's early, for one thing, and campaigns and voter attitudes change things dramatically. Plus, the two might never face off on a ballot.

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Behind a Perry-Abbott Matchup

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD and Jim Henson, PhD

A hypothetical head-to-head matchup between Gov. Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott might be better understood by looking beyond the horse-race polling results in the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

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