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President Trump’s Immigration Policies

The ESRL conducted a survey just before the 2016 election, and a post-election survey in the spring of 2017. In both surveys, we asked respondents questions regarding President Trump’s proposed immigration policies. In general, Texas voters have remained divided on … Continue reading

Posted in Immigration, U.S. Politics

The Legalization of Marijuana in Texas

Most Texans would like to see marijuana legalized in some way, according to our 2017 post-election survey. In our poll of registered Texas voters, the majority of respondents indicated that they wanted to see marijuana legalized in general or see … Continue reading

Posted in Policy, Texas Politics

Texas Governor Approval Rating

In our recent post-election survey, we found that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has a strong favorability rating, particularly among Republicans and Texas voters who are not attached to the two main political parties. Approval Rating for Texas Governor Greg Abbott … Continue reading

Posted in Approval Ratings, Texas Politics

Same-Sex Marriage in Texas

From March 20 to April 13, 2017, ESRL employees and undergraduate students administered a post-election survey to Texas voters. Respondents were asked two questions about same-sex marriage in Texas. The first question asked voters whether same-sex marriage should be recognized … Continue reading

Posted in Same-Sex Marriage, Texas Politics

Transgender Bathrooms in Texas

During the Spring 2017 semester, the ESRL released its post-election survey results. ESRL employees and undergraduate students polled registered voters in the state of Texas. Respondents were asked one question about the transgender bathroom issue. Results of the Transgender Bathroom … Continue reading

Posted in Texas Politics, Transgender Bathrooms

International Concerns of Texas Voters on Russia and Cyber Attacks

During the Spring 2017 semester, the ESRL surveyed Texas registered voters about international concerns. First, tensions with Russia. Second, cyberattacks from other countries. Russia and Cyber-Attacks against the United States The ESRL asked the following question. I would like your … Continue reading

Posted in Russia, U.S. Politics

Views of Federal Health Care Coverage in the State of Texas

In the most recent survey by the ESRL, registered Texas voters were asked questions regarding federal health care coverage. The first question asked Texas citizens whether it was the responsibility of the federal government to provide health coverage to all … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care, U.S. Politics