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Perry Opens Wide Lead and Medina Surges in Governor’s Race, Poll Finds

Gov. Rick Perry has taken a commanding lead in the run-up to the March Republican primary, receiving support from 45 percent of likely voters, compared to 21 percent for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and 19 percent for GOP activist Debra Medina, according to a statewide poll conducted by The University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Tribune.

Experts Offer Analysis on Obama’s State of the Union Address

As President Barack Obama prepares to speak to the nation in his first State of the Union Address on critical issues, including the economy, job creation, national defense, health care and energy policy, experts on these issues as well as those who can offer historical context, insight into the speech writing process and political analysis…   » Continue Reading

Americans Believe Nation Headed Down Wrong Track, According to New Poll

Fifty-one percent of people believe the country is on the wrong track, according to a poll conducted by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Texas Tribune, University of Texas at Austin to Partner on Polls

The Texas Tribune, a new non-profit, nonpartisan public media organization based in Austin, will sponsor five public opinion polls that will be conducted over the next sixteen months by The University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Politics Project. The collaboration between the Tribune and the university will build on the political polling that the Texas Politics Project has conducted since 2008. The polls will focus on upcoming primary and general elections as well as Texans’ views on key state and national issues.

Libraries Hosts Panel to Discuss Jordan’s Life, Career

"When Barbara Jordan Talked, We Listened—A Panel Discussion," produced by the Texas Politics Project (TPP) in the College of Liberal Arts, will be presented by the University of Texas Libraries at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 16 in the University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) Student Learning Commons at the Perry-Castañeda Library (21st and Speedway).