Event: Texas House of Representatives Speaker Joe Straus will appear on The University of Texas at Austin campus as part of the Texas Politics Speaker Series sponsored by the Texas Politics Project. Scheduled to speak soon after the House votes on a 2012-13 state budget bill, Straus will take questions about state spending and the… » Continue Reading
Event: Reporters, politicians and political consultants discuss the causes and implications of Tuesday's election results. When: Thursday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Where: Texas Capitol Extension Auditorium at the Texas Capitol building Background: After the polls close, the political community will try to make sense of what happened in the mid-term elections and what it… » Continue Reading
Republican Gov. Rick Perry holds a six-point lead over Democratic challenger Bill White, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll conducted last week.
Gov. Rick Perry holds a 12-point lead over probable challenger Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison in next year's Republican primary, though more than one-third of likely voters are still undecided or would choose someone else, according to a poll conducted last month by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
Texans remain negative about the national economy and their personal economic situation, and still are not strongly engaged in the run-up to the 2010 statewide election, according to a statewide survey released today (March 16).
John McCain leads Barack Obama by a 51 to 40 percent margin among registered voters in Texas, with 8 percent still undecided, according to a statewide poll conducted by the Texas Politics Project and Department of Government at The University of Texas at Austin. The poll surveyed 550 registered voters in Texas Oct. 15-22, and… » Continue Reading