Approaches to Texas Having Less Money Than in 2015 (February 2017)

Approaches to Texas Having Less Money Than in 2015 (February 2017)

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Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes17%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes12%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies20%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies50%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes27%14%9%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes22%4%5%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies14%34%22%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies37%49%63%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes7%11%9%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes2%7%6%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies19%22%25%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies72%59%61%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes19%23%33%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes22%24%21%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies6%28%10%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies53%25%36%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes30%19%10%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes27%10%8%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies12%22%23%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies32%48%59%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes11%9%10%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes14%3%10%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies22%24%24%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies53%64%56%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes26%26%37%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes26%28%26%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies13%16%5%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies35%30%32%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes27%12%2%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes23%9%1%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies16%18%32%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies34%61%65%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes16%23%15%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes10%21%14%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies19%10%30%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies55%46%40%

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categoryMaleFemale
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes16%19%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes13%12%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies21%20%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies51%49%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes25%14%13%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes17%12%6%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies18%20%25%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies40%54%57%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes21%22%15%12%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes21%13%9%9%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies19%20%21%21%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies39%45%55%58%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes13%19%16%11%20%18%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes10%14%10%12%12%14%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies50%16%23%24%20%11%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies27%51%51%54%48%57%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes19%13%15%22%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes12%7%15%21%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies20%24%17%16%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies50%55%52%41%

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categoryThe Bible is the word of God, to be taken literallyThe Bible is the word of God, not to be taken literallyThe Bible is a book written by men
Create new sources of revenue, such as new fees and/or taxes18%13%21%
Increase existing sources of revenue by raising fees and/or taxes13%7%22%
Make across-the-board cuts to all state government programs and agencies25%21%12%
Make targeted cuts to specifically chosen state government programs and agencies43%58%45%

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