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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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Refining the UT/TT Poll

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

The latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll has a bigger sample size than its predecessors — the better to see what various subgroups of Texans are thinking about politics and policy in the state.

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Playing the Numbers on Gaming in Texas

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

It's not so much what Texans think about gaming in Texas — they're generally for it — but about how strongly they feel. And the people who don't want expanded gaming feel more strongly than proponents.

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Keywords: Gambling

Race and Change in Voter ID Support

| By: Joshua Blank, PhD

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has argued that Texans of all races strongly support voter ID. While this was true as recently as early 2011, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows that there has been a sea change. 

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Keywords: Race, Voter ID

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