Texas Polling Data for the Texas Tribune Festival

The Texas Tribune Festival runs this weekend right here at The University of Texas at Austin, with a bunch of panels featuring a bunch of people talking about a bunch of political things. You can get a snoutful of particulars directly from the Tribune’s promotion machine. While we’re sure all the moderators have been appropriately briefed, we’ve annotated some of the panels with relevant polling results from Texas. Have fun at the fest (or watching it online).

Tracks (Click on the track to jump to relevant data):

 

Keynote North

The State of Black America: SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ Hogg Memorial Auditorium

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Muslims25%13%23%
Christians28%4%12%
African Americans6%52%15%
Transgender people14%10%8%
Gays and lesbians10%15%10%
Whites12%2%4%
Hispanics2%1%20%
Women2%4%6%
Men2%0%1%
Asians0%0%0%

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One on One with Ted Cruz: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ Hogg Memorial Auditorium

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FavorableUnfavorableNeither/Don't Know
May 201223%19%58%
October 201237%26%37%
February 201339%28%33%
June 201340%31%30%
October 201338%37%24%
February 201443%37%20%
June 201446%34%21%
October 201444%36%19%
February 201541%36%22%
June 201540%37%23%
November 201541%38%20%
February 201636%48%18%
June 201631%48%21%
October 201632%49%19%
June 201737%45%18%
October 201738%45%17%
February 201840%42%18%
June 201841%42%17%
October 201847%42%12%

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Approve strongly18%
Approve somewhat17%
Neither approve nor disapprove13%
Disapprove somewhat12%
Disapprove strongly31%
Don't know9%

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Very favorable16%
Somewhat favorable15%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable13%
Somewhat unfavorable15%
Very unfavorable32%
Don't know/no opinion7%

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Keynote South

Is Texas Good for Women?: SATURDAY | 11:10 AM @ AT&T Conference Center, Ballroom

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A lot of discrimination11%20%
Some38%47%
Not very much35%23%
None at all13%7%
Don't know/No opinion3%3%

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What's the Matter with Congress?: SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Ballroom

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Approve strongly2%
Approve somewhat8%
Neither approve nor disapprove16%
Disapprove somewhat24%
Disapprove strongly45%
Don't know5%

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Their congressional district30%
Their state15%
The country as a whole47%
Don't know / No opinion8%

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The beliefs of constituents like you64%
The personal beliefs of the representative12%
The positions of the political party to which they belong10%
Don't know / No opinion15%

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The LGBTQ Agenda: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Ballroom

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Gays and lesbians should have the right to marry65%46%24%
Gays and lesbians should not have the right to marry26%35%59%
Don't know9%19%17%

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2016

One on One with Gary Johnson: SATURDAY | 8:30 AM @ Texas Union Theater

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The Republican Donald Trump39%
The Democrat Hillary Clinton32%
The Libertarian Gary Johnson7%
Someone else14%
Haven't thought about it enough to have an opinion8%

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Latinos and the Presidential Race: SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ Texas Union Theater

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Donald Trump54%6%24%
Hillary Clinton20%69%47%
Someone else20%17%16%
Haven't thought about it enough to have an opinion6%8%13%

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Great president16%4%7%
Good president23%3%12%
Average president17%11%12%
Poor president12%17%8%
Terrible president33%66%60%

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Great president7%26%16%
Good president11%31%19%
Average president10%25%29%
Poor president13%7%7%
Terrible president60%11%29%

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The Trumping of the Republican Primary: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ Texas Union Theater

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Very favorable4%18%26%
Somewhat favorable3%12%27%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable5%16%13%
Somewhat unfavorable5%10%14%
Very unfavorable80%41%18%
Don't know/no opinion2%4%1%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Very favorable8%26%31%
Somewhat favorable22%30%29%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable12%11%14%
Somewhat unfavorable21%15%11%
Very unfavorable38%17%14%
Don't know/no opinion0%1%1%

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Very favorable3%38%17%
Somewhat favorable2%25%34%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable4%14%13%
Somewhat unfavorable5%10%16%
Very unfavorable85%12%19%
Don't know/no opinion1%1%1%

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Improve the American economy27%
Give the Republican Party a good chance to win in November13%
Shake up politics-as-usual18%
Reform immigration policy20%
Fight terrorism9%
Defend my faith and religious values3%
Improve America's standing in the world5%
Work to guarantee equal rights for all groups in society2%
Address economic inequality in the country3%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
I want Donald Trump to be elected president28%43%45%
I don't want Hillary Clinton to be elected president72%57%55%

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A National Security Agenda for the 45th President: SATURDAY | 4:25 PM @ Texas Union Theater

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Unfriendly foreign nations7%
Foreign terrorist groups25%
Illegal immigration17%
Decaying American infrastructure9%
Polarization/Intractable partisan conflict13%
Climate change5%
Computer network vulnerabilities2%
Racial tensions6%
Gun violence/Mass shootings8%
Other4%
Don't know/no opinion6%

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Diversity & The Law

Race and Law Enforcement: SATURDAY | 8:30 AM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

The September 2016 Texas Lyceum Poll found that 51 percent of black, adult Texans can recall a specific instance in which they have felt discriminated against by the police, compared to 23 percent of Hispanic, and only 6 percent of white, adult Texans.

Immigration and the Cities: SATURDAY | 9:50 AM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

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Approve of sanctuary cities21%
Disapprove of sanctuary cities59%
Don't know/No opinion21%

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Is the Death Penalty Working?: SATURDAY | 11:10 AM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

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Strongly support49%
Somewhat support26%
Somewhat oppose10%
Strongly oppose9%
Don't know6%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Strongly support52%32%48%
Somewhat support25%26%32%
Somewhat oppose10%15%6%
Strongly oppose8%16%8%
Don't know5%11%7%

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Never3%
Almost never29%
Occasionally47%
A great deal of the time12%
Don't know9%

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Never3%1%3%
Almost never35%14%21%
Occasionally47%46%49%
A great deal of the time8%30%15%
Don't know7%9%12%

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Texas vs. the Feds: SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

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categoryFavorable Attitude
Military76%
Police64%
Texas State Government47%
Local Government47%
Courts40%
Federal Government23%

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Supreme Court Confidential: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
The U.S. Congress, the legislative branch6%9%30%
The President, the executive branch41%8%1%
The U.S. Supreme Court, the judicial branch23%34%23%
Don't know30%49%45%

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Voting Rights and Wrongs: SATURDAY | 4:25 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Amphitheater 204

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Very favorable51%
Somewhat favorable15%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable9%
Somewhat unfavorable6%
Very unfavorable16%
Don't know / No Opinion3%

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Energy & The Environment

Energy Prices and the Economy: SATURDAY | 8:30 AM @ Calhoun Hall, Classroom 100

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Yes, welcomed28%16%14%
No, not welcomed48%54%60%
Don't know/No opinion24%30%27%

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Very concerned24%
Somewhat concerned39%
Not very concerned23%
Not at all concerned9%
Don't know/No opinion6%

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Health & Human Services

Why Are We Fighting About Vaccines?: SATURDAY | 9:50 AM @ Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

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Should75%
Should not14%
Don't know/no opinion11%

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The Battle Over Bathrooms: SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

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Very concerned32%
Somewhat concerned21%
Not very concerned15%
Not at all concerned28%
Don't know/No opinion5%

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Their birth gender.52%
Their gender identity.29%
Don't know/No opinion19%

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Their birth gender.56%
Their gender identity.27%
Don't know/No opinion18%

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The federal government25%
State governments21%
Local school districts34%
Don't know/No opinion20%

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Obamacare After Obama: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ Texas Union, Santa Rita Room

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Very favorable34%6%3%
Somewhat favorable33%15%3%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable13%13%6%
Somewhat unfavorable7%7%6%
Very unfavorable11%52%82%
Don't know / No Opinion3%7%0%

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Public & Higher Education

Grading the STAAR Test: SATURDAY | 8:30 AM @ Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21

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Extremely effective33%
Somewhat effective30%
Not very effective17%
Not at all effective11%
Don't know/no opinion9%

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Best Practices from the Best Charters: SATURDAY | 9:50 AM @ Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Extremely effective18%14%22%
Somewhat effective24%38%36%
Not very effective23%14%23%
Not at all effective20%14%8%
Don't know15%20%11%

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Lessons from Urban Public Ed: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21

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Very favorable9%
Somewhat favorable29%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable20%
Somewhat unfavorable24%
Very unfavorable15%
Don't know/no opinion2%

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Campus Carry is the Law. Now What?: SATURDAY | 4:25 PMFlawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly support8%13%35%
Somewhat support15%20%34%
Somewhat oppose13%22%12%
Strongly oppose57%29%13%
Don't know7%16%7%

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The 85th Legislature

One on One with Dan Patrick: SATURDAY | 8:30 AM @ Rainey Hall, Jessen Auditorium

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Approve strongly12%
Approve somewhat19%
Neither approve nor disapprove24%
Disapprove somewhat8%
Disapprove strongly22%
Don't know15%

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The Texas Tribune Presents

The Price of Admission: Higher Ed for a Diverse Texas: SATURDAY | 9:50 AM @ Texas Union, Quadrangle Room

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Yes39%68%69%
No46%24%21%
Don't know / no opinion15%7%10%

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Bordering on Insecurity: How Safe are We, Really?: SATURDAY | 11:10 AM @ Texas Union, Quadrangle Room

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly agree12%31%40%
Somewhat agree13%25%32%
Somewhat disagree20%17%15%
Strongly disagree47%20%9%
Don't know/No opinion8%6%4%

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Strongly support10%41%54%
Somewhat support11%18%22%
Somewhat oppose9%3%9%
Strongly oppose64%27%8%
Don't know/No opinion7%11%7%

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Strongly support13%31%48%
Somewhat support13%21%28%
Somewhat oppose23%15%10%
Strongly oppose44%19%6%
Don't know8%14%8%

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The Politics of Prevention: The Abortion Battle, Cont’d: ​SATURDAY | 1:45 PM @ Texas Union, Quadrangle Room

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Pro-life19%32%66%
Pro-choice63%40%23%
Neither10%25%8%
Don't know8%3%3%

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God & Governing: Should Faith Inform Politics?: SATURDAY | 4:25 PM @ Texas Union, Quadrangle Room

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Too much27%
Too little35%
Right amount19%
Don't know / No opinion18%

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Too much47%29%9%
Too little24%24%49%
Right amount15%21%23%
Don't know / No opinion14%25%19%

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Transportation & The Economy

The Best Budget for Texas: SATURDAY | 11:10 AM @ AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203

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Increase K-12 funding22%10%9%
School voucher program3%4%7%
Limit government - no new spending/taxes8%24%25%
Lower property taxes13%6%14%
Lower business taxes1%3%5%
Funding for transportation6%7%4%
Continue border security funding9%17%27%
Expand state-funded, pre-k2%2%1%
Expand Medicaid funding under ACA29%12%4%

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Taking Care of Our Veterans: SATURDAY | 3:05 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203

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Very favorable51%
Somewhat favorable27%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable13%
Somewhat unfavorable4%
Very unfavorable3%
Don't know/no opinion2%

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A Plan for Congestion: SATURDAY | 4:25 PM @ AT&T Conference Center, Classroom 203

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Extremely serious27%
Somewhat serious46%
Not so serious19%
Not serious problem at all5%
Don't know/no opinion4%

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People wanting to live or work here71%
Economic growth68%
Insufficient spending on the maintenance of existing roads54%
Insufficient spending on new roads48%
Insufficient spending on public transportation42%

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