A Compilation of Texas Democratic public opinion as the Texas Democratic Party convenes in Dallas

As the Texas Democratic Party holds its election-year convention in Dallas,  we’ve compiled a selection of public opinion results among Texas Democrats from our extensive polling data archive. 

Most important problems facing Texas & the United States

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Border security1%8%26%
Inflation/Rising prices9%15%14%
Immigration1%11%19%
Political corruption/leadership22%9%2%
Gun control/gun violence21%8%2%
Gas prices4%9%8%
The economy5%10%7%
Abortion7%2%2%
Environment/Climate change5%3%1%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Inflation/Rising prices14%19%26%
The economy8%15%18%
Political corruption/leadership11%9%9%
Gun control/gun violence16%4%2%
Gas prices4%10%9%
Environment/Climate change10%3%1%
Border security1%3%7%
Moral decline1%3%6%
Voting rights6%0%1%

Democratic ideological identification

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PollLiberalModerateConservative
July 200835%55%10%
October 200844%36%19%
March 200955%30%15%
June 200949%34%17%
October 200941%48%10%
February 201044%45%11%
May 201045%40%15%
September 201052%34%14%
October 201049%34%17%
February 201143%38%19%
May 201145%45%9%
October 201154%36%10%
February 201254%34%13%
May 201238%51%11%
October 201243%45%13%
February 201352%34%14%
June 201353%36%11%
October 201343%43%14%
February 201446%38%16%
June 201447%40%13%
October 201453%36%11%
February 201545%40%15%
June 201548%38%14%
October 201552%37%10%
February 201638%49%13%
June 201644%48%8%
October 201643%47%10%
February 201744%44%11%
June 201765%25%10%
October 201763%27%10%
February 201856%29%14%
June 201864%28%9%
October 201860%28%12%
February 201967%23%10%
June 201965%26%9%
October 201950%33%17%
February 202064%27%9%
April 202062%29%10%
June 202067%27%6%
October 202063%29%8%
February 202165%29%7%
March 202162%31%7%
April 202167%24%9%
June 202162%29%9%
August 202164%29%7%
October 202163%30%6%
February 202259%31%10%
April 202260%34%6%
June 202263%29%8%
August 202262%31%7%
October 202264%29%7%
February 202360%29%11%
April 202363%28%10%
June 202363%30%8%
August 202369%22%9%
October 202363%29%8%

Favorability of Democratic Party

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Very favorable31%3%1%
Somewhat favorable47%11%3%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable10%23%7%
Somewhat unfavorable8%15%11%
Very unfavorable3%45%77%
Don’t know/No opinion1%3%1%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Very favorable33%10%3%
Somewhat favorable39%32%3%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable11%18%6%
Somewhat unfavorable10%12%9%
Very unfavorable5%24%79%
Don’t know/No opinion2%3%0%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Very favorable20%32%42%
Somewhat favorable36%51%29%
Neither favorable nor unfavorable14%10%11%
Somewhat unfavorable28%4%6%
Very unfavorable3%2%9%
Don’t know/No opinion0%2%4%

Are Texas' Democratic elected officials liberal enough?

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categoryTotal
Liberal enough33%
Too liberal9%
Not liberal enough40%
Don't know/No opinion18%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Liberal enough21%25%44%
Too liberal12%13%5%
Not liberal enough52%35%39%
Don't know/No opinion16%27%13%

Direction of Texas

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PollRight DirectionWrong Track
February 201026%59%
September 201029%56%
October 201017%64%
February 201121%66%
May 201113%72%
October 201117%67%
February 201226%58%
May 201216%68%
October 201226%56%
February 201325%65%
June 201331%51%
October 201323%62%
February 201426%56%
June 201428%53%
October 201426%55%
February 201531%49%
June 201527%58%
November 201527%56%
February 201631%49%
June 201626%58%
October 201626%58%
February 201716%63%
June 201711%69%
October 201715%65%
February 201822%61%
June 201815%67%
October 201817%66%
February 201918%62%
June 201920%60%
October 201920%58%
February 202018%63%
April 202014%73%
June 20208%81%
October 202013%73%
February 202122%59%
March 202120%68%
April 202119%66%
June 202116%70%
August 202113%78%
October 202112%79%
February 202220%69%
April 202217%76%
June 202211%83%
August 202213%78%
October 202212%79%
December 202216%75%
February 202315%74%
April 202318%72%
June 202321%70%
August 202316%76%
October 202318%74%
December 202320%69%
February 202430%61%

Direction of the U.S.

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PollRight DirectionWrong Track
February 201068%16%
September 201062%20%
October 201061%23%
February 201158%27%
May 201155%26%
October 201149%34%
February 201262%20%
May 201259%25%
October 201268%18%
February 201369%20%
June 201358%27%
October 201343%39%
February 201454%30%
June 201450%31%
October 201450%35%
February 201554%28%
June 201548%36%
November 201545%39%
February 201641%43%
June 201638%48%
October 201647%36%
February 201710%82%
June 20176%84%
October 20176%88%
February 20188%83%
June 20188%82%
October 20186%88%
February 201910%84%
June 201911%81%
October 20198%86%
February 20209%81%
April 20208%86%
June 20206%91%
October 20205%91%
February 202159%25%
April 202163%23%
June 202158%28%
August 202150%33%
October 202139%45%
February 202247%38%
April 202242%41%
June 202226%59%
August 202240%44%
October 202235%49%
December 202241%42%
February 202347%39%
April 202334%50%
June 202334%51%
August 202339%47%
October 202331%54%
December 202340%47%
February 202449%35%

Texas economic conditions

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off3%4%3%
Somewhat better off9%4%12%
About the same26%15%24%
Somewhat worse off39%38%36%
A lot worse off19%26%21%
Don't know3%14%3%

Assessments of Joe Biden

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Approve strongly31%9%3%
Approve somewhat43%5%4%
Neither approve nor disapprove12%18%4%
Disapprove somewhat9%17%5%
Disapprove strongly4%49%83%
Don't know1%2%0%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
COVID-1980%30%12%
Foreign policy69%19%9%
Climate change61%18%8%
Crime & public safety56%15%9%
Immigration & border security56%13%7%
Gun violence54%15%8%
The economy55%12%8%
Abortion access48%14%8%
Inflation & prices42%6%5%

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categoryApproveDisapproveNeither/Don't know
February 202189%2%9%
March 202187%3%10%
April 202188%2%11%
June 202188%3%9%
August 202174%6%10%
October 202175%11%14%
February 202276%9%16%
April 202279%13%8%
June 202274%13%13%
August 202279%11%11%
October 202278%10%11%
December 202281%11%7%
February 202382%9%10%
April 202380%9%12%
June 202375%9%17%
August 202375%11%13%
October 202375%14%11%
December 202374%16%12%
February 202484%10%7%

Abortion

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
By law, abortion should never be permitted5%16%23%
The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest or when the woman’s life is in danger13%21%40%
The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape,11%18%16%
By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice68%35%15%
Don't know4%10%6%

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