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Primary Election 2014 Expert Guide

During Tuesday’s joint primary elections, voters across the state will cast ballots for the high profile positions of governor, attorney general, railroad commissioner and others. Candidates have been addressing pressing public issues such as religious freedom, taxes and Obamacare. Experts at The University of Texas at Austin who are engaged in the state’s political and…   » Continue Reading

Abbott Lead Widens Over Davis in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Attorney General Greg Abbott’s lead has widened over gubernatorial challenger state Sen. Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Abbott Leads Davis by 6 Points in Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll

AUSTIN, Texas — If the election for Texas governor were held today, Attorney General Greg Abbott would have a six-point lead over state Sen. Wendy Davis, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Texans Show Strong Support for Water Infrastructure Funding, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll

AUSTIN, Texas — A majority of Texas voters believe it is important for the state to invest in water infrastructure and support a constitutional amendment allotting a portion of the state’s Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows Strong Support for ‘Rainy Day’ Funding of Water Projects

Sixty-eight percent of registered Texas voters support spending $2 billion from the state’s "Rainy Day Fund" on water infrastructure projects across the state, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

GOP Voters Favor Ted Cruz in 2016 Presidential Primary, UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows

If the 2016 Republican primary election for president were held today, Republican voters in Texas would strongly favor U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz over other GOP hopefuls, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

Texans Not Eager to Change Gun Laws, UT/Texas Tribune Poll Shows

Although a large majority of Texans support background checks for all gun purchases, they are not eager to change existing gun laws in Texas, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

Half of Texans Prefer Faith Over Science, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll

About half of Texas voters believe faith is a better guide than scientific evidence on most important questions, according to a recent University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll. According to the poll, which surveyed Texans on a wide range of attitudes related to science and public policy, a similar proportion of voters said that “instinct and gut reactions” are just as good as the advice of scientists in most cases.

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

Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll: Tax Pledge Issue Reveals Conservative Divide

Although a plurality of Texans say candidates should not take an anti-tax pledge before the primary elections, such a pledge has strong support among voters who identify with the tea party movement, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.