Joshua Blank, PhD

Joshua Blank is the manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project. Born in New York, NY, he has a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University and a doctoral degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.      

Cruz Beats Drum on Immigration

February 6, 2013
By: 
Jim Henson, PhD
Joshua Blank, PhD

If Ted Cruz seems to be marching out of step with GOP leaders attempting to lower the volume on the party’s immigration rhetoric, results from the last UT/Texas Tribune poll suggest the drumbeat he's listening to is the one being played by his voters.

The GOP's Immigration Problem

January 29, 2013
By: 
Jim Henson, PhD
Joshua Blank, PhD

A proposed federal immigration reform poses a test for Texas Republicans: Their leaders, compared to politicians from other states, tend to be more moderate. But those leaders stand at the front of a GOP that is hostile to some of the proposal's key points.

Lawmakers Fret About Water, but the Public Doesn't

January 18, 2013
By: 
Jim Henson, PhD
Joshua Blank, PhD

Water has emerged as the top infrastructure issue before the 83rd Legislature — an issue that appears to be more important to lawmakers than to most of the people they represent.

Science and Politics — and Partisans

November 5, 2012
By: 
Joshua Blank, PhD

An endorsement by the most famous political independent in the country highlights a political fault line: the partisan division over the usefulness of science in policy making.

Just What is a "Likely Voter"?

March 6, 2012
By: 
Joshua Blank, PhD

In a poll of potential voters, how should we go about determining what the electorate might look like on Election Day?

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