Most Important Issue Facing Texas (August 2021)

Most Important Issue Facing Texas (August 2021)

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Coronavirus/COVID-1923%
Border security20%
Immigration15%
Political corruption/leadership10%
Voting rights5%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Coronavirus/COVID-1939%22%9%
Border security1%15%37%
Immigration1%14%27%
Political corruption/leadership18%10%3%
Voting rights12%3%1%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Coronavirus/COVID-1938%37%41%
Border security0%3%0%
Immigration2%2%1%
Political corruption/leadership25%22%14%
Voting rights14%10%12%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Coronavirus/COVID-197%16%6%
Border security33%31%44%
Immigration31%22%27%
Political corruption/leadership5%1%2%
Voting rights0%1%1%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Coronavirus/COVID-1935%38%7%
Border security2%8%37%
Immigration1%11%26%
Political corruption/leadership22%8%3%
Voting rights14%5%1%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Coronavirus/COVID-1933%34%38%
Border security5%1%0%
Immigration2%1%0%
Political corruption/leadership23%25%16%
Voting rights14%14%13%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Coronavirus/COVID-1911%9%4%
Border security28%37%42%
Immigration18%27%30%
Political corruption/leadership4%4%2%
Voting rights0%0%1%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Coronavirus/COVID-1914%41%35%
Border security27%3%10%
Immigration17%1%17%
Political corruption/leadership11%8%8%
Voting rights6%7%4%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Coronavirus/COVID-1920%25%
Border security21%19%
Immigration17%13%
Political corruption/leadership10%10%
Voting rights5%5%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Coronavirus/COVID-1928%23%16%
Border security10%20%32%
Immigration9%16%22%
Political corruption/leadership11%10%7%
Voting rights7%5%4%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Coronavirus/COVID-1927%27%21%20%
Border security9%11%22%33%
Immigration10%11%20%16%
Political corruption/leadership8%12%10%8%
Voting rights3%4%5%8%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Coronavirus/COVID-1918%27%20%30%17%28%
Border security20%19%23%17%21%17%
Immigration25%16%18%13%12%12%
Political corruption/leadership20%4%7%9%15%16%
Voting rights0%4%5%5%6%8%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Coronavirus/COVID-1921%25%19%27%
Border security24%20%16%13%
Immigration18%14%17%9%
Political corruption/leadership8%6%14%15%
Voting rights3%6%8%8%

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Coronavirus/COVID-1921%21%30%17%
Border security23%27%7%16%
Immigration20%14%12%17%
Political corruption/leadership5%8%19%4%
Voting rights2%6%8%6%

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