From March 20 to April 13, 2017, ESRL employees and undergraduate students conducted interviews as part of a class project who were enrolled in Political Analysis, taught by Dr. Jared Perkins, and Introduction to American Government, taught by Dr. Sara Norman.
The employees and students called registered voters in the state of Texas and had 442 completed surveys. Interviews were administered on both landline and cell phones. The margin of error was ±4.6 at the 95% confidence interval. The sample was weighted based on age from the 2015 population estimate obtained from the Texas Demographic Center.
President Donald Trump’s Approval Rating
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as President of the United States?
Don’t Know 6%
President Donald Trump’s Approval Rating and Party Identification
Sixty-five percent of Texas voters that identify as a Republican approve of how President Trump is handling his job as President, but 36% are undecided.
Many Texas voters that identify as a Democrat (36%) disapprove of how President Trump is handling his job as President.
Most Texas voters that identify as an Independent are undecided (47%) how President Trump is handling his job as President. In addition, 40% disapprove and 31% refused to answer.
The survey questionnaire can be found here: ESRL Spring 2017 Survey