Abortion Access in Texas

July 06, 2022

On the Eve of Dobbs, a majority of Texas voters expressed support for legal access to abortion across a variety of circumstances.

Population Groan?

May 04, 2022

More Texans view the state's surging population negatively than positively, according to April 2022 UT/TXP polling.

Negative Partisanship in Texas

January 10, 2022

Public opinion polling in Texas strongly suggest that unpopular policy, even extremely unpopular policy, whether coming from the left or the right, is unlikely to spur many partisans to vote for a candidate of the opposing party.

July 06, 2022
The newest University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll, conducted June 16 - 24, 2022 found negative views of the state, nation, and economy were widespread, and Gov. Abbott with a 6-point lead over Democrat Beto O'Rourke in the gubernatorial race. Read more...
June 24, 2022
The activist factions that have long dominated the organs of the state party have always been able to insert their pet obsessions into the party platform. But a look at even the headlined features in conjunction with available public opinion polling illustrates that they now have more influence than ever on the party’s actual, public agenda, as the output of the 2021 legislative session demonstrated in stark terms. Read more...
June 22, 2022
In a new Second Reading Podcast, Jim Henson and Josh Blank discuss public hearings on the Uvalde shootings in Texas, and the implications of the platform proposals that emerge from the Republican Party of Texas's state convention last week in Houston. Read more...
June 16, 2022
As the Republican Party of Texas holds its election-year convention in Houston, scheduled to last through Saturday, we’ve compiled a selection of public opinion results among Republicans from our extensive polling data archive. Read more...