Polling

Tea Party Republicans Happy with Legislature

June 21, 2017

At the close of the regular session of the 85th Legislature, Tea Party identifiers, more than any other group, express strong support for the Texas Legislature.

Trump Holds Strong Among Texas Republicans

June 15, 2017

In the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, polarized attitudes toward President Trump continue among Texas voters.

Tea Party Republicans Happy with Legislature
Trump Holds Strong Among Texas Republicans
June 21, 2017
The increasing efforts to use state government to pre-empt the power of local governments emerges from a confluence of state and national politics that is much bigger than Austin, even though the Legislature has a history of treating Austin as a liberal burr under an ever more conservative saddle. Read more...
June 20, 2017
Whatever his origins outside the GOP establishment, Donald Trump has taken his place in the eyes of Texas Republican voters as the figurehead of their party. Read more...
May 17, 2017
The to-and-fro between Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus and Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick this week provides the latest development in the Austin political press corps’ favorite plot line, the personal relationships among the Big Three. Read more...
May 11, 2017
The Republican electorate is likely persuadable on any potential budget compromise given how unformed public opinion is on the issue. Someone, however, with the political capital to spend, has to do the persuading.  Read more...