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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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GOP Candidates Debate, but on Which Issues?

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Are the Republican candidates for governor in line with voters on issues? We'll find out tonight.

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Ronnie Earle Runs for Lieutenant Governor

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

The only thing definitively in the weeds here is the reliability of this poll.

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Doing Poorly in Lubbock Poll

| By: Jim Henson, PhD

Not many local polls have been made public, but this one confirms the rumor mill: One, Rick Perry’s lead in conservative areas of the state is a few points above what the UT/Trib poll found statewide. And, two, the impression that, as of now, the Kay Bailey Hutchison campaign is floundering if it's really trying to peel conservative voters away from Perry in significant numbers.

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Health Care Reform Divideds Texans in Poll

| By: Jim Henson, PhD and Adam Myers

In the health care debate, universal coverage has significant if not overwhelming support, but is also marked by pronounced partisan differences, and Texans appeared truly split down the middle on the “public option.”

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Keywords: Healthcare

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