Polling

Suburban swingers shaking Texas marriage to the GOP?

November 17, 2017

Fantasies of widespread voter abandonment of Republicans for Democrats in the Texas suburbs remain far-fetched, but data from the last three University of Texas/Texas Tribune polls does show that suburban attitudes towards President Trump in...

Congressional Turnover in Context

November 17, 2017

Each announcement by a Republican Congressman results in a new round of speculation about what these retirements mean for 2018. While there are many worthy lines of inquiry, a simpler question to ask first is: what does the usual Congressional...

Transforming the Problem into the Solution

November 10, 2017

As the grim particulars of the Sutherland Springs shooting have become known in the days since the incident, the fact that a bystander armed with a rifle of his own shot the perpetrator and gave chase crucially transforms the terrain of the...

Suburban swingers shaking Texas marriage to the GOP?
Congressional Turnover in Context
Transforming the Problem into the Solution
November 16, 2017
The national media storm over sexual harassment hit Texas this week, which the legislative leadership attempted to act on even as in other corners, some of the same old internecine fights in the GOP played out in the House and on the terrain of the upcoming 2018 primary elections.  Read more...
November 14, 2017
The questions are both local – like who is going to fill these seats and how will those replacements reverberate down the ballot – but also global, about the 2018 Election, the Republican Party, and the potential impact of Donald Trump. While these are both interesting and worthy lines of inquiry, a simpler question to ask first is: what the usual Congressional churn looks like in the Texas delegation? Read more...
November 14, 2017
Fantasies of widespread voter abandonment of Republicans for Democrats in the Texas suburbs remain far-fetched, but data from the last three University of Texas/Texas Tribune polls does show that suburban attitudes towards President Trump in Texas could become cause for Texas GOP concern if the party continues on its current trajectory. Read more...
November 07, 2017
As the grim particulars of the Sutherland Springs shooting have become known in the days since the incident, the fact that a bystander armed with a rifle of his own shot the perpetrator and gave chase crucially transforms the terrain of the political interpretation of the shootings.  Read more...