Texas Public Opinion And The Politics of Border Security

December 17, 2018

The resurgence of the politics of border security remind us that the nativist sentiment among the Republican base is never far from the surface.

Trends in Partisan Ideology in Texas

August 31, 2018

We pulled together polling data from over 30 University of Texas / Texas Tribune polls to see if and how ideological identification in Texas has changed since 2008 (the inaugural year of our data).

Have Crimes been Uncovered?

August 14, 2018

Among Texas voters, there is a now well established pattern in which views of even some of the basic facts of the Mueller investigation — like whether it has uncovered any crimes (it has) — appear heavily influenced by partisanship.

Texas Public Opinion And The Politics of Border Security
Trends in Partisan Ideology in Texas
Have Crimes been Uncovered?
February 12, 2019
Set aside the hand-waving and vague muttering that “elections have consequences,” and the evidence for a public mandate on school finance and propert taxes is pretty thin. Read more...
February 10, 2019
President Donald Trump’s first visit to Texas of 2019 comes as another partial government shutdowwn looms... Read more...
February 08, 2019
Texas public opinion has remained fairly static on the perrenial issue of abortion, but has shifted towards the Supreme Court (in notable partisan paterns) over time as the justices have weighed in on the issues of gay marriage, Obamacare, and, likely, abortion... Read more...
February 05, 2019
Governor Greg Abbott delivered the state of the state speech today, and as expected declared a set of emergency items, enabling the legislature to move bills on these subjects through the legislative process more quickly. Read more...