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New data from UT/Texas Politics Project Poll conducted Aug. 26-Sept. 6 coming tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Sept. 14)

Hi All,

The Texas Politics Project will release the results of the latest University of Texas / Texas Politics Project Poll at the Texas Politics Project website Wednesday morning, September 14 at approximately 6:30 a.m CST. At that time, an overview of the poll will be available in the blog section of the site, along with complete results and documentation for the 15-minute poll of 1200 registered voters conducted from August 26-September 6, 2022. 

Highlights of the poll results include:
  • An extensive check-in on the Texas gubernatorial race as well as select statewide races.
  • Favorability ratings of candidates for statewide office.
  • Views of Texas' state-funded busing of migrants awaiting hearings, and of state spending on border security and immigration.
  • Attitudes toward abortion in the wake of the Dobbs decision and the implementation of Texas’ near-ban on abortion, including assessments of possible future action by the Texas Legislature.
  • Assessments of Texas elected officials’ handling of gun violence.
  • Views on same-sex marriage and contraception.
  • Views of the FBI’s search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.
  • Job approval numbers for major political figures, including specific policy area approvals for President Joe Biden and Governor Greg Abbott.
  • Views of Donald Trump and Joe Biden running for president in 2024
  • Trust in the branches of U.S. government
  • Our usual most important problem and general mood items (e.g. right track/wrong track for U.S. and Texas, economic evaluations, etc), 
We will release all items included in the poll. As always, we will make available a summary document, an extensive crosstab file, and data files, as well as several hundred free, downloadable graphics of overall and major subgroup results for most questions. All this and more can be found at the Texas Politics Project website tomorrow morning at 6:30 A.M. CT. Another email with highlights of the results and specific links will go out via this distribution list at the time the results and accompanying files are published. (If someone forwarded you this email and you'd like to be added to the list, please sign up.)

I hope you find the preview below interesting – it's from a battery of questions that asked respondents to rate the importance of each of a set of 11 issues to their vote in the 2022 election, broken down by party identification. You'll find a lot more context for Texans' attitudes toward abortion in the complete results.

(Note: Partisan leaners are included with partisans, leaving only "true independents" in the independent category, which comprised 10% of the sample.)

Thanks for your interest - I'll be back in touch soon.


Jim Henson
Executive Director, The Texas Politics Project
College of Liberal Arts / Department of Government
The University of Texas at Austin
The Texas Politics Project
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