Most Important Issue Facing Texas (February 2024)

Most Important Issue Facing Texas (February 2024)

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Border security24%
Immigration18%
Political corruption / leadership11%
Inflation / rising prices8%
Gun control / gun violence4%
The economy4%
Abortion4%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Border security6%18%42%
Immigration8%26%26%
Political corruption / leadership23%9%1%
Inflation / rising prices10%10%5%
Gun control / gun violence7%0%1%
The economy4%8%4%
Abortion9%1%0%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Border security2%11%5%
Immigration8%11%6%
Political corruption / leadership34%10%25%
Inflation / rising prices5%15%8%
Gun control / gun violence5%6%7%
The economy3%7%4%
Abortion12%3%10%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Border security45%33%46%
Immigration30%22%26%
Political corruption / leadership1%2%1%
Inflation / rising prices4%11%3%
Gun control / gun violence0%2%1%
The economy3%5%4%
Abortion0%0%0%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Border security4%14%43%
Immigration9%14%27%
Political corruption / leadership24%13%1%
Inflation / rising prices9%11%4%
Gun control / gun violence5%6%1%
The economy4%6%4%
Abortion9%4%0%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Border security4%7%2%
Immigration10%11%6%
Political corruption / leadership27%23%21%
Inflation / rising prices9%16%3%
Gun control / gun violence5%3%8%
The economy2%5%5%
Abortion11%8%9%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Border security34%44%46%
Immigration27%26%27%
Political corruption / leadership0%1%1%
Inflation / rising prices5%5%3%
Gun control / gun violence2%2%0%
The economy4%6%2%
Abortion0%1%0%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Border security31%10%15%
Immigration21%7%18%
Political corruption / leadership11%9%10%
Inflation / rising prices5%14%11%
Gun control / gun violence2%4%6%
The economy4%6%3%
Abortion4%6%3%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Border security23%24%
Immigration20%16%
Political corruption / leadership10%12%
Inflation / rising prices6%9%
Gun control / gun violence3%4%
The economy6%3%
Abortion3%5%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Border security15%24%40%
Immigration14%19%24%
Political corruption / leadership10%12%10%
Inflation / rising prices8%8%5%
Gun control / gun violence4%4%2%
The economy7%4%2%
Abortion4%4%3%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Border security11%10%29%38%
Immigration7%15%19%27%
Political corruption / leadership6%5%14%16%
Inflation / rising prices11%14%6%1%
Gun control / gun violence6%3%2%4%
The economy10%7%3%1%
Abortion3%5%4%3%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Border security22%24%26%20%27%14%
Immigration19%20%21%16%16%16%
Political corruption / leadership5%8%13%4%12%23%
Inflation / rising prices18%10%6%6%8%3%
Gun control / gun violence4%5%2%2%4%3%
The economy0%5%3%6%6%3%
Abortion2%3%4%4%6%3%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Border security27%23%23%12%
Immigration22%12%16%17%
Political corruption / leadership5%14%13%22%
Inflation / rising prices8%7%9%8%
Gun control / gun violence4%4%3%3%
The economy5%5%1%4%
Abortion2%4%7%8%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
Border security25%27%13%22%
Immigration18%20%14%21%
Political corruption / leadership4%12%25%5%
Inflation / rising prices8%7%7%10%
Gun control / gun violence3%4%4%0%
The economy7%3%2%12%
Abortion2%3%8%2%

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