Cruz and Trump Tied in Latest GOP Primary Ballot

November 14, 2015

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and real estate mogul Donald Trump are both the choice of 27 percent of potential Republican primary voters in Texas according to the November 2015, University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Data Points from the Week in Texas Politics

November 11, 2015

Every week, check back in to see how Texas public opinion informs and adds context to the week's political news and events.

Property Tax Cut Not Seen as Big Enough

June 25, 2015

When asked, a majority of Texans in the latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll said that the property tax cut ultimately passed by the Texas Legislature wouldn't be enough to have an impact on most Texas families.

Cruz and Trump Tied in Latest GOP Primary Ballot
Data Points from the Week in Texas Politics
Property Tax Cut Not Seen as Big Enough
January 29, 2016
When Comptroller Glenn Hegar assured the Senate Finance Committee that he would “much rather be in this state than the other 49 states in this nation,” Dallas Senator Royce West captured the underlying tension in the Senate’s engagement with the economy, budget prospects, and taxes when he cracked back, “I just don’t want to be in a state of denial.” Read more...
January 26, 2016
In a nationalized election year in which the Democratic nominee is (still) likely to be a woman, and in which the Republican nominee (whomever he may be) will likely have to at least attempt to deflect if not overcome the "war on women" charge, could the war on Planned Parenthood become the lightning rod that voter identification laws became between 2010 and 2012 for Democrats? Read more...
January 22, 2016
Oil may be struggling to stay above $30 a barrel, but the Comptroller made multiple public appearances this week urging the political and business communities not to worry. We’ll see how that looks in January 2017.  Read more...
January 15, 2016
The saga of sanctuary city politics continued in Texas this week, with the issue being used to attack candidates in at least three Republican primary races in the Texas House: the HD-8 contest between incumbent Byron Cook and challenger Thomas McNutt, and in the races in the districts of both Speaker Joe Straus and Rep. Charlie Geren. Read more...