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
January 30, 2018
Here are five quick observations about Donald Trump's standing in Texas to provide some context for tonight's address. Read more...
January 26, 2018
Day-to-day breaking news on the various aspects of investigations of Russian tampering in the 2016 election and (increasingly) how the Trump White House has responded to the investigation dominated the national political news this week, with the early week looking bad for the FBI but the end of the week looking decidedly worse for the president. Read more...
January 21, 2018
Without undertaking judgments about the various attempts to frame the shutdown with assignations of blame, we’ve rounded up a set of polling results from (mostly) recent UT / TT Polls to illuminate how the political rhetoric surrounding the 2018 shutdown of the federal government is landing among the Texas electorate.  Read more...
January 10, 2018
While Texas has ceded pioneer status to other states such as Colorado, Washington state, and, most recently, California (!) when it comes to legalizing the sale and use of marijuana, Texans’ attitudes toward decriminalization don’t lag far behind the national trend as much as inherited images of Texas’ cultural conservatism might suggest. Read more...