Texas Politics Project

Texas 2024 U.S. Senate Poll Tracker

April 4, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Check back for updates on all non-partisan polling of the US Senate race race between incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Colin Allred.

 

Texas 2024 Presidential Poll Tracker

April 2, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Check back for updates on all non-partisan polling of the presidential race in Texas.

 

Second Reading Podcast: How competitive will Texas be in the 2024 presidential election?

April 2, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Joshua Blank look at past election returns and UT/Texas Politics Project polling data to assess how competitive the presidential election might be in Texas.

Second Reading Podcast: Court rulings, a Speaker's race, and the presidential context in Texas

March 29, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at actions in the courts that influenced politics in Texas this week involving SB 4, abortion, and Ken Paxton, as well as the emerging Speaker's race signaled by Rep. Tom Oliverson's candidacy.

Second Reading Podcast: Federalism and the border in the spotlight (and the strange case of Texas Nationalism)

March 19, 2024
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Jim Henson & Josh Blank look at the conflict between Texas and the federal government over border enforcement, and how it's fed the boom in attention to Texas nationalism (Note: recorded prior to the US Supreme Court lifting the stay on SB 4.)

Second Reading Podcast: The Texas Primaries deliver some drama

March 7, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

In a new Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at the implications of the results of primary elections in Texas.

Second Reading Podcast: New poll results as early voting kicks off in Texas

February 20, 2024
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In a new Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson, Josh Blank, and Daron Shaw discuss the what results from the just-released University of Texas/Texas Politics Project statewide poll might tell us about primary elections in the state as early voter begins.

Job approval for Texas statewide incumbents and other assessment trend data from the Texas Politics Project poll data archive (February 2024 UT/Texas Politics Project Poll update)

February 19, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

This page compiles graphics for trends in job approval ratings of the current statewide incumbents (Governor, Lt. Governor, U.S. Senators) that Texans rate on every poll. Bookmark the page for easy reference – we’ve also added similar graphics for trends in Texans’ assessment of conditions in Texas and the U.S., and some archival results for comparison with leaders no longer in office, updated with results from the February 2024 University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll.

Second Reading Podcast: A Conversation with Ross Ramsey about Donald Trump and the Texas GOP

February 8, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

In a new Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson talks with Ross Ramsey, co-founder and former executive editor of The Texas Tribune, about the reverberations in Texas  f Donald Trump's presumed return as the Republican presidential nominee in 2024.
 

Second Reading Podcast: Texas border politics go national

January 30, 2024
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Texas Politics Project

In a new Second Reading podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank discuss the convergence of national and Texas politics in the current national focus on immigration and border security.

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