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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.

Dewhurst Would Face Runoff in Senate Race, Poll Finds

If the 2012 Texas Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate were held today, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst would fall short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff election, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

Latest UT/Texas Tribune Poll Finds Plurality of Texans Support Redistricting Reform and are Concerned About National Economy

A plurality of Texans would favor taking the authority to draw new congressional and legislative maps away from the Legislature and governor and giving it to an independent, appointed commission, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

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

Texas Voters’ Top Concerns Remain Economy, Border Security, Immigration, Poll Says

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.

Texans Support Budget Cuts, But Not Cuts in Social Services, Public Education, Poll Says

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

House Speaker Joe Straus to speak with University of Texas at Austin Students

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