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Second Reading Podcast: Public opinion and the politics of business in Texas

January 17, 2023
By: 
Texas Politics Project

In the latest Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at issues at the intersection of business and state government likely to get attention in the Texas Legislature in 2023.

Evaluation of Business Response to Abortion Access (December 2022)

Respondents were asked, "Do you think businesses and corporations are doing too much, too little, or about the right amount responding to each of the following...Abortion access."

Second Reading Podcast: A look at results of the October 2022 University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll

October 24, 2022
By: 
Texas Politics Project

In a new Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson, Josh Blank, and Daron Shaw discuss the University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll, which was conducted October 7-17, 2022. See below for some of the results from the poll that are discussed in the podcast.

Joe Biden Job Approval: Abortion Access (October 2022)

Respondents were asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of how Joe Biden has handled each of the following: Abortion Access."

Greg Abbott Job Approval: Abortion Access (October 2022)

Respondents were asked, "Do you approve or disapprove of how Greg Abbott has handled each of the following: Abortion access."

Should Abortion Laws be More or Less Strict? (October 2022)

Respondents were asked, "Do you think that abortion laws in Texas should be made more strict, less strict, or left as they are now?"

Which candidate for governor do you trust to do a better job on abortion (October 2022)

Respondents were asked, "Which candidate for governor, [RANDOMIZE “Greg Abbott”, “Beto O’Rourke] Greg Abbott or Beto O’Rourke, do you trust to do a better job on abortion?". Likely voters were defined as those respondents who indicated that they have voted in every election in the past 2-3 years in response to Q2; or those respondents who rated their likelihood to vote in the November eletions on a 10-point scale as a 9 or a 10 in response to Q3B.

How important is abortion to your vote in the 2022 Election? (October 2022)

Respondents were asked, "How important are each of the following issues to your vote in the 2022 Election? abortion?". Likely voters were defined as those respondents who indicated that they have voted in every election in the past 2-3 years in response to Q2; or those respondents who rated their likelihood to vote in the November eletions on a 10-point scale as a 9 or a 10 in response to Q3B.

Public Opinion Context for the One and Only Texas Gubernatorial Debate

September 30, 2022
By: 
Jim Henson
Joshua Blank

The gubernatorial debate between incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democratic challenger Beto ORourke in McAllen, Texas is likely to be the only time the two candidates will share a stage in the 2022 campaign. The University of Texas/Texas Politics Project poll has been exploring Texas attitudes related to the candidates and the broader context of the election over the last year, and got into extensive detail in our most recent poll, which was conducted from August 26-September 6. To provide context for tonight’s debate, we’ve gathered several results that illustrate how Texans view each of the candidates, their comparative levels of trust on the major issues emerging in the campaign, and more. This post is built for browsing 

Second Reading Podcast: A conversation with state reporters about the 2022 elections in Georgia, Nevada, Ohio & Pennsylvania

September 26, 2022
By: 
Jim Henson

In a special Second Reading Podcast, listen to a panel recorded at the 2022 Texas Tribune Festival last weekend with reporters covering the 2022 elections in four of the most competitive states in the country – Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Jim Henson talked with Jon Ralston of The Nevada Independent, Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constituiton, Andy Chow, Statehouse correspondent for Ohio's NPR and PBS stations, and Angela Couloumbis of Spotlight PA about the dynamics in these four key states in a panel recorded Saturday September 24 at this year's Tribfest in Austin.

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