Post Date: April 2022
Second Reading Podcast: On the structural context of the politics of immigration and border security in Texas
In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank consider the broader context of immigration and border security politics _ and why those politics are so persistent.
Second Reading Podcast: A conversation with Ross Ramsey about the big issues facing Texas
In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson talks with Ross Ramsey about how Texas is tackling the fundamental issues facing the state, and how he's thinking about them as he writes his last set of regular columns as Executive Editor of The Texas Tribune.
Second Reading Podcast: The Politics of Abbott Snarling Truck Traffic on the Texas-Mexico Border
In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson and Joshua Blank talk about Gov. Abbott's response to recent border policy annoucements by the Biden administration, and speculate on how Abbott's recent order increasing truck inspections, and the possible economic fallout, plays into the gubernatorial campaign.
Public Opinion Context for Partisan Efforts to Shape the 2022 Election Agenda in Texas
Public opinion data from University of Texas/Texas Politics Project polling provides ample opportunity to assess which issues and themes might resonate with voters in the upcoming 2022 general election campaigns. Results from the latest poll and other recent surveys in our polling archive suggest that the public opinion landscape – at least barring unexpected, major events that bring new issues to the fore or shift the attitudes of large blocs of voters, which is rare – adds yet another advantage to an already long list of Republican assets going into the 2022 general election.