Immigration and the Economy Top Voter Concerns

October 21, 2022

Immigration, the border, and the staet economy remain top issues for Texas voters heading into the 2022 Texas Elections.

Busing Asylum Seekers

September 14, 2022

A majority of voters expressed support for the state's policy of busing asylum seekers out of state in the latest UT/TXP Poll.

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.

December 19, 2022
With the Texas Legislature set to convene on January 10, the poll finds a significant increase in Texans’ skepticism about the responsiveness of state government. The plurality of Texans, 46%, said that the state government in Austin “mostly ignores” the needs of Texas residents, while 37% said that it “mostly addresses” Texans’ needs.  Read more...
December 12, 2022
In the last Second Reading podcast for 2022, Jim Henson and Josh Blank look at several data points from Texas Politics Project polling to wrap up 2022 and anticipate dynamics in Texas politics in 2023. For a taste of what's in the podcast, see the links below the player. Read more...
November 29, 2022
A look at the geography beneath the status-quo-preserving results of the 2022 Texas election reveal gradual patterns of change that both confirm and confound the received knowledge about the state’s most recent elections and the longer-run trajectory of the state. Looking at the distribution of the vote between the two major parties from among urban, suburban, and rural counties* reveals patterns that are more subtle thanthe outcome initally suggests. Read more...
October 31, 2022
The political landscape and public opinion look very familiar in the final week of the 2022 campaign. Read more...