Second Reading Podcast: Public opinion and politics in Texas in the aftermath of the Uvalde shooting

In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank talk about the impact of the mass shooting in Uvalde on politics in Texas.

The podcast refers to many results from our polling archive related to Texas attitudes toward guns. Listeners can find a compilation of results from our polling archive that includes most of the results discussed in the podcast, plus many others. These results figure prominently in Josh Blank's post in the Texas Politics Project blog and in his recent piece for Politico

Below, some example of specific results that come up in the podcast.

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More safe34%
Less safe39%
No impact on safety16%
Don’t know/No opinion10%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
More safe6%30%61%
Less safe74%27%13%
No impact on safety14%17%18%
Don’t know/No opinion5%26%9%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Approve strongly4%9%31%
Approve somewhat3%12%31%
Neither approve nor disapprove8%28%20%
Disapprove somewhat13%11%5%
Disapprove strongly66%25%5%
Don’t know/No opinion5%15%7%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Approve strongly4%20%57%
Approve somewhat5%16%23%
Neither approve nor disapprove19%25%8%
Disapprove somewhat13%12%5%
Disapprove strongly50%20%2%
Don’t know/No opinion9%8%5%

About the Second Reading podcast. The podcast has been produced intermittently by Jim Henson for the Texas Politics Project, with production support from UT's Liberal Arts Development Studio, since 2016. You can find past episodes and subscribe to the Second Reading podcast in Apple PodcastsSpotify,  and Stitcher.

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