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Cruz, Romney Hold Strong Leads in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

In the 2012 general election for U.S. senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz leads Democrat Paul Sadler by 15 percentage points, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll. Fifty-four percent of likely voters in the poll said they preferred Cruz, with 39 percent naming Sadler. Forty-nine percent of likely voters have a…   » Continue Reading

Election 2012 Expert Guide

African American Issues Eric McDaniel Associate Professor, Department of Government 512-232-7268 emcdaniel@mail.utexas.edu McDaniel's research areas include religion and politics, African-American politics and organizational behavior. His work targets how and why African-American religious institutions choose to become involved in political matters. In addition, his work targets the role of religious institutions in shaping African-American political behavior.…   » Continue Reading

Online Database Tracks Congressional, Presidential and Public Priorities

Online Database Tracks Congressional, Presidential and Public Priorities

As a new Congress prepares to take office, a powerful online tool from University of Texas at Austin political scientists can help answer questions about lawmakers' shifting focus over time, differences between Republican and Democratic priorities and whether wave elections correlate with policy changes in Washington.

Tad Patzek Briefs U.S. Congress on BP Spill

 Tad Patzek, chair of the Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, will discuss "Beneath the Surface of the BP Spill: What's Happening Now, What's Needed Next" with the U.S. Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Environment June 9.

Improvements Needed in U.S. Education Topic of National Education Summit

More than 100 national education and corporate leaders will be convening at The University of Texas at Austin Dec. 6-8 to discuss sweeping improvements to K-12 education and develop recommendations for a new model of teacher education.

UT Political Scientists Analyze 2008 Election

Event: Nationally recognized political scientists Daron Shaw and Sean Theriault will host the "2008 Post-Election Panel" to analyze the results of last week's historic elections. In addition to reviewing what happened, they will discuss what the results mean for the future of American politics. When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11 Where: Batts Hall 5.108. A…   » Continue Reading