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University of Texas at Austin Experts Weigh in on Mid-term Elections

As the Tea Party movement tries to gain clout, Democrats struggle to hold onto power and Texans focus on a gubernatorial race, faculty experts at The University of Texas at Austin are offering analysis of next month's historic mid-term elections.

Perry Leads White by Six in Statewide Poll

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.

Perry Leads White by Nine in Statewide Poll

Gov. Rick Perry holds a nine-point lead over his Democratic challenger, former Houston Mayor Bill White, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll of 800 Texas voters taken this month.

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.

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.

The LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance to Examine ‘Money and Politics’ at Fall Forum

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will examine the implications of money and politics in the 2009 Fall Forum, a one-day conference on Nov. 16 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, that will include members of the media, business and political leaders, and…   » Continue Reading

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.

Perry Leads Hutchison by 12 Percent in Latest Statewide Poll

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.

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).

McCain Ahead of Obama in Texas; 23 Percent Believe Obama is Muslim, Poll Shows

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