Texas Legislature Job Approval (October 2017)

Texas Legislature Job Approval (October 2017)

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categoryTotal
Approve strongly5%
Approve somewhat23%
Neither approve nor disapprove21%
Disapprove somewhat17%
Disapprove strongly20%
Don't know13%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Approve strongly2%3%9%
Approve somewhat7%24%38%
Neither approve nor disapprove22%28%20%
Disapprove somewhat20%17%15%
Disapprove strongly38%16%5%
Don't know12%12%13%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Approve strongly0%1%4%
Approve somewhat7%8%6%
Neither approve nor disapprove17%35%17%
Disapprove somewhat18%21%20%
Disapprove strongly43%23%43%
Don't know15%11%11%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Approve strongly8%7%12%
Approve somewhat44%27%44%
Neither approve nor disapprove21%21%17%
Disapprove somewhat17%15%12%
Disapprove strongly3%10%3%
Don't know8%20%13%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Approve strongly3%3%8%
Approve somewhat3%16%39%
Neither approve nor disapprove18%28%20%
Disapprove somewhat18%17%16%
Disapprove strongly47%18%4%
Don't know10%18%13%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Approve strongly7%0%2%
Approve somewhat2%5%3%
Neither approve nor disapprove28%15%14%
Disapprove somewhat19%23%13%
Disapprove strongly30%49%59%
Don't know15%8%9%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Approve strongly1%8%12%
Approve somewhat35%34%48%
Neither approve nor disapprove22%21%18%
Disapprove somewhat25%17%10%
Disapprove strongly4%4%3%
Don't know13%16%10%

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categoryDemocratRepublicanTea Party
Approve strongly3%11%5%
Approve somewhat7%35%47%
Neither approve nor disapprove20%24%13%
Disapprove somewhat20%14%14%
Disapprove strongly41%3%11%
Don't know10%12%10%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Approve strongly6%7%3%
Approve somewhat27%12%18%
Neither approve nor disapprove18%26%28%
Disapprove somewhat17%19%17%
Disapprove strongly21%18%18%
Don't know12%18%15%

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categoryMaleFemale
Approve strongly8%3%
Approve somewhat27%20%
Neither approve nor disapprove19%23%
Disapprove somewhat16%18%
Disapprove strongly21%19%
Don't know9%18%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Approve strongly6%4%8%
Approve somewhat14%24%34%
Neither approve nor disapprove25%21%19%
Disapprove somewhat16%17%17%
Disapprove strongly25%20%11%
Don't know13%14%12%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
Approve strongly10%3%3%7%
Approve somewhat15%20%23%32%
Neither approve nor disapprove21%23%22%19%
Disapprove somewhat16%15%17%19%
Disapprove strongly21%16%24%17%
Don't know18%23%10%6%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Approve strongly0%5%4%12%5%4%
Approve somewhat10%23%27%25%22%22%
Neither approve nor disapprove14%31%19%21%15%22%
Disapprove somewhat11%14%16%16%21%17%
Disapprove strongly15%15%19%13%24%29%
Don't know50%12%15%13%12%6%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Approve strongly5%9%2%2%
Approve somewhat30%23%16%8%
Neither approve nor disapprove23%25%19%13%
Disapprove somewhat19%16%16%15%
Disapprove strongly12%13%30%46%
Don't know11%15%18%16%

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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
Approve strongly6%5%5%
Approve somewhat30%27%11%
Neither approve nor disapprove29%20%13%
Disapprove somewhat17%20%15%
Disapprove strongly8%15%44%
Don't know10%13%13%

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