Most Important Issue Facing Texas (April 2022)

Most Important Issue Facing Texas (April 2022)

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Border security20%
Immigration14%
Political corruption/leadership10%
Inflation/Rising prices10%
The economy4%
Abortion3%
Gun control/violence3%
Taxes3%
Voting rights3%
Gas prices3%
Energy/The grid3%
COVID-193%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Border security2%21%37%
Immigration2%10%24%
Political corruption/leadership21%11%2%
Inflation/Rising prices10%15%10%
The economy4%5%3%
Abortion5%4%1%
Gun control/violence6%4%1%
Taxes3%2%3%
Voting rights8%2%0%
Gas prices2%1%3%
Energy/The grid5%3%2%
COVID-193%4%1%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Border security2%4%2%
Immigration5%2%1%
Political corruption/leadership27%7%25%
Inflation/Rising prices13%7%10%
The economy2%8%4%
Abortion5%7%5%
Gun control/violence3%6%7%
Taxes1%8%1%
Voting rights7%4%10%
Gas prices3%0%3%
Energy/The grid6%4%5%
COVID-190%6%3%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Border security35%26%42%
Immigration24%14%28%
Political corruption/leadership4%1%0%
Inflation/Rising prices7%20%8%
The economy3%5%3%
Abortion2%0%0%
Gun control/violence0%0%2%
Taxes3%8%1%
Voting rights1%7%3%
Gas prices5%1%1%
Energy/The grid1%0%2%
COVID-192%0%0%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Border security1%10%39%
Immigration2%8%24%
Political corruption/leadership27%7%2%
Inflation/Rising prices10%13%9%
The economy3%6%3%
Abortion6%4%1%
Gun control/violence4%7%1%
Taxes1%5%2%
Voting rights8%4%0%
Gas prices1%4%3%
Energy/The grid5%3%2%
COVID-193%5%1%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Abortion9%5%3%
Border security1%1%2%
Coronavirus/COVID-196%4%0%
Crime3%1%6%
Education2%2%1%
Electoral fraud0%1%1%
Energy/The grid6%5%5%
Environment/Climate change2%2%9%
Gas prices0%1%3%
Gun control/gun violence4%3%4%
Health care1%4%2%
Homelessness0%1%3%
Housing2%3%1%
Immigration5%2%0%
Inflation/Rising prices15%11%5%
Moral decline0%1%2%
Oil prices0%0%1%
Opioid/prescription drug abuse1%0%0%
Police misconduct0%1%1%
Political corruption/leadership23%28%27%
Race relations0%3%2%
Redistricting4%3%3%
Social welfare programs1%1%0%
State government spending0%0%0%
Taxes0%1%2%
The economy2%2%5%
Transportation/roads/traffic1%1%1%
Unemployment/jobs0%3%2%
Utility rates3%1%3%
Voting rights6%9%7%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Border security26%41%44%
Immigration11%30%26%
Political corruption/leadership5%1%1%
Inflation/Rising prices21%5%7%
The economy7%2%3%
Abortion2%1%1%
Gun control/violence0%3%1%
Taxes4%2%2%
Voting rights0%1%0%
Gas prices6%1%4%
Energy/The grid2%2%2%
COVID-190%2%0%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Border security22%19%
Immigration17%11%
Political corruption/leadership9%11%
Inflation/Rising prices12%9%
The economy3%5%
Abortion2%4%
Gun control/violence2%5%
Taxes3%2%
Voting rights3%4%
Gas prices2%3%
Energy/The grid4%3%
COVID-193%2%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Border security12%22%30%
Immigration12%15%14%
Political corruption/leadership10%10%10%
Inflation/Rising prices14%9%8%
The economy5%3%5%
Abortion4%3%1%
Gun control/violence5%3%3%
Taxes2%3%4%
Voting rights5%3%1%
Gas prices3%3%1%
Energy/The grid4%3%3%
COVID-193%2%3%
Homelessness2%2%0%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Border security8%13%22%33%
Immigration5%10%15%21%
Political corruption/leadership8%7%12%12%
Inflation/Rising prices20%14%8%6%
The economy4%4%5%2%
Abortion8%3%2%2%
Gun control/violence4%4%3%4%
Taxes3%3%4%0%
Voting rights0%1%5%6%
Gas prices6%3%2%1%
Energy/The grid3%4%3%3%
COVID-191%6%2%2%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Border security30%19%23%20%18%22%
Immigration5%11%14%17%17%12%
Political corruption/leadership14%7%9%7%13%16%
Inflation/Rising prices9%10%12%13%12%3%
The economy0%5%3%4%3%5%
Abortion0%2%4%6%3%2%
Gun control/violence2%7%1%3%3%1%
Taxes12%2%2%2%4%4%
Voting rights0%2%3%2%5%6%
Gas prices11%3%2%3%2%2%
Energy/The grid0%3%3%4%4%4%
COVID-194%4%3%2%1%3%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Border security31%17%13%9%
Immigration16%15%13%6%
Political corruption/leadership5%7%16%23%
Inflation/Rising prices6%16%9%12%
The economy4%4%5%2%
Abortion2%3%2%6%
Gun control/violence5%4%1%2%
Taxes3%3%1%3%
Voting rights2%4%5%3%
Gas prices4%1%4%1%
Energy/The grid3%2%4%5%
COVID-193%2%2%4%

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Border security29%25%7%8%
Immigration17%17%7%8%
Political corruption/leadership3%6%23%15%
Inflation/Rising prices6%11%14%10%
The economy5%3%3%4%
Abortion1%3%6%0%
Gun control/violence7%2%2%4%
Taxes3%3%1%4%
Voting rights1%3%5%4%
Gas prices4%2%3%1%
Energy/The grid3%2%5%7%
COVID-193%3%1%7%

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