Post Date: August 2014
Mark P. Jones of Rice University ranks the ideological composition of registered voters in Texas' 20 most populous counties using University of Texas/Texas Tribune Polling Data.
The loud and public back-and-forth among Texas Republicans this year has given them something Democrats are sorely lacking: an honest conversation about their party's future.
The problems facing the Republican Party on issues like gay marriage aren't unique to Texas, but they're particularly pronounced here. Polling data and the party's long run of success in Texas explain why.
Ted Cruz is back in the news, and while many in Washington are upset with his recent role in scuttling an immigration bill in the House, here in Texas, he's doing just fine - which explains a lot.