Texas voters believe the most pressing issues facing the country are economic, while the most important problems facing Texas are border security and immigration, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.
As the state legislative session nears its end, a majority of Texas voters continue to support cutting the state budget, but do not back specific cuts to education and social programs that have taken center stage at the Capitol, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll. The statewide poll of 800 registered… » Continue Reading
Texans continue to oppose raising taxes to close the state's budget shortfall but also strongly reject cutting spending on education, health care, criminal justice or environmental regulation to balance the budget, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll released this week.
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.
Poetry is not meant to be read with the eyes alone, but also with the ears. As University of Texas at Austin English professor and Milton scholar John Rumrich explains, the true meaning of verse can't be divined just by looking at the words. It must be read aloud. The poet's words must be heard.… » Continue Reading
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.
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.
The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has introduced The Collaborative "Rubáiyát," an online edition of Edward FitzGerald's five published versions of the "Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám" that can be annotated by Web visitors. This project was created in conjunction with the exhibition "The Persian… » Continue Reading