Polling Center

Welcome to the Texas Polling Center, a searchable database of policy polls. We curate this database from publicly available polls specific to Texas and dating back to 2010.

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2016-08-12 to 2016-08-14
Day 2 of the PPP poll runs hypothetical match-ups on the 2018 Texas Senate race, and finds that 63% of Texans - including 55% of Republicans - support President Obama filling the SCOTUS vacancy.
2016-08-12 to 2016-08-14
A poll of 944 likely Texas voters finds Hillary Clinton gaining momentum on Donald Trump, now only behind by 6 points with 10% of respondents undecided.
2016-06-10 to 2016-06-20
The latest poll from UT/TT measures Texans' opinions on the 2016 presidential field and impressions for Texas' major elected officials, as well as public policy opinions on issues such as transgenders' access to bathrooms, the economy, immigration, and trust and participation in government.
2016-06-13 to 2016-06-14
A presidential poll taken in the summer of 2016 finds that Hillary Clinton is gaining momentum in Texas, closing the gap to 7 points behind Donald Trump. Nearly 1/3 of voters say they are voting third party or are not sure who they'll vote for.
2016-04-27 to 2016-04-29
A poll of Texas GOP voters find that a majority think Ken Paxton should resign. Also, horse-race numbers for local Texas courts' races.
2016-02-22 to 2016-02-26
This brief GOP presidential primary poll finds that Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are poised to win their respective primaries in Texas.
2016-02-19 to 2016-02-22
An Austin American-Statesman poll finds that Texas Republicans support Ted Cruz for President, and 74% believe President Obama should be able to name the next Supreme Court justice.
2016-02-12 to 2016-02-19
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on the 2016 presidential field and impressions for Texas' major elected officials, as well as public policy opinions on issues such as guns, immigration, Syrian refugees, and the minimum wage.
2016-02-14 to 2016-02-16
A quick poll from PPP finds that Hillary Clinton is leading Bernie Sanders in Texas 57%-34%.
2015-10-30 to 2015-11-08
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on the 2016 presidential field and impressions for Texas' major elected officials, as well as public policy opinions on issues such as immigration, sanctuary cities, birth control, and same-sex marriage.
2015-10-23 to 2015-10-24
A CBS-DFW presidential primary poll finds Carson ahead of Trump, Clinton ahead of Sanders.
2015-09-25 to 2015-10-06
Sylvester Turner has a polling lead in the Houston mayoral race with 19% - though 42% remain unsure. Meanwhile, the HERO initiative has 43% support, 37% opposition, and 18% still unsure.
2015-09-21 to 2015-09-24
Before early vote begins, Sylvester Turner and Adrian Garcia lead the mayoral race. Supporters of the HERO initiative are leading 52%-37%.
2015-09-11 to 2015-09-14
A general issues poll finds that Texas voters still care a lot about immigration and border security, Gov. Abbott remains more popular than President Obama, Donald Trump is leading the GOP presidential primary race, and Texans are kind of split on Blue Bell ice cream.
2015-09-08 to 2015-09-21
The 2015 Texas Lyceum Poll examined the current state of a wide range public figures and public policy issues in Texas, including important updates on marijuana policy reform and LGBT equality.
2015-06-05 to 2015-06-14
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on current political issues including performance of the Texas Legislature, potential 2016 Presidential candidates, abortion restrictions, LGBT issues, and immigration.
2015-04-06 to 2015-04-10
Statewide survey of 800 likely voters in Texas.
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2015-03-23
Telephone poll regarding Texans' views on campus carry
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2015-02-06 to 2015-02-15
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on current political issues including potential 2016 presidential candidates, abortion restrictions, and immigration.
2014-10-27 to 2014-10-28
2014 Pre-election likely voter attitudes
2014-10-24 to 2014-10-25
Survey of Texas drop-off voters
2014-10-20 to 2014-10-27
Findings from a survey for 600 residents of Dallas, Texas
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2014-09-23 to 2014-10-19
The survey follows several studies in recent years that have debunked the myth that the Latino electorate is more socially conservative on abortion than others. One of the main research questions for this survey is whether Latino voters in Texas hold different or similar values and perspectives as Latino registered voters nationwide.
2014-09-11 to 2014-09-25
The Texas Lyceum found that among registered voters, Democratic State Senator Wendy Davis has closed the gap to six points against her opponent, Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott. The Lyceum also ran a regression analysis to project a margin for likely voters, which suggested a 9-point difference between Davis and Abbott. The poll looks at these and other election-based races in the 2014 statewide elections.
2014-07-26 to 2014-07-30
The Voting Rights Act (VRA) has protected voters from discrimination for nearly 50 years. Last year, the Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder weakened those protections by striking down a key section of the VRA. Recent polling reveals that voters strongly support the VRA and oppose the changes made to it. The polling also shows that voters favor restoring the VRA.
2014-09-11 to 2014-09-15
Executive Summary of Texans’ Attitudes on Immigration, Abortion, and Health Care
2014-07-22 to 2014-07-29
Lake Research Partners interviewed 1,000 Latino voters from Bexar County, Nueces County, Cameron County, Hidalgo County, Webb County, and rural counties in between, including 700 likely 2014 general election voters, and 300 low-propensity voters. 51% of the surveys were conducted in Spanish. Data indicate that Latinos in South Texas and along the border believe what is happening on the border today is a humanitarian crisis more so than an immigration crisis, and they want child migrants treated with respect.
2014-05-30 to 2014-06-08
This poll gauges Texans' opinions on current political issues including equal pay, abortion restrictions, and the death penalty.
2014-05-01 to 2014-05-15
Ralph Hall had a 51% approval rating for the 4th District Congressional seat, with 46% saying they would vote for Hall over his opponent, Ratcliffe. 64% identified as Republicans. Only 15% said that the federal government should approve firearm transactions before they are completed.
2014-03-06 to 2014-04-03
This poll from Texas Tech University gauges Texans' opinions on candidates and current political issues. 53% responded that marriages between same sex couples should be recognized as valid, with the same rights as traditional marriage. 61% said that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and apply for U.S. citizenship; 19% said they should be required to leave the U.S.
2014-04-10 to 2014-04-13
This statewide poll by PPP found that State Senator Wendy Davis is trailing Attorney General Greg Abbott in their race for Governor. The poll also looked at all other statewide races that are expected to be on the 2014 ballot in the general election.
2014-03-03 to 2014-03-13
This poll shows Ratcliffe up 12 points over the incumbent Ralph Hall for the 4th District's congressional seat.
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2014-03-07 to 2014-03-12
This statewide poll by the Emerson College Polling Society found that State Senator Wendy Davis has closed the gap in the first post-primary poll in the Texas Governor's race. Conducted from March 7 to March 12, it finds Davis within single digits of her opponent, Greg Abbott.
2014-02-07 to 2014-02-17
This statewide survey collected information on Texans' political engagement and views. It also polled voters on who they were likely to vote for in upcoming elections.
2014-02-10 to 2014-02-12
Steve Stockman received a 28% approval rating, with 55% reporting that they were unsure. Cornyn received a 49% approval rating, with only 24% reporting that they were unsure. Those who identified as very conservative were more likely to vote for Cornyn than Stockman.
2013-11-01 to 2013-11-04
From Public Policy Polling, this poll shows Ted Cruz's favorability against other political figures who are considered potential runners for the 2016 presidential election. While Cruz does have support in Texas, 50% of Texans polled thought that Cruz has been bad for the state's reputation.
2013-11-01 to 2013-11-05
This poll collected information in November 2014 to see what voter opinions were of John Cornyn in comparison to potential rivals. 62% of GOP voters were recorded as having a higher opinion of Ted Cruz than John Cornyn.
2013-11-01 to 2013-11-04
Public Policy Polling's November poll shows Texas voters' feelings towards candidates for the 2014 elections as well as politicians currently in office.
2013-10-18 to 2013-10-27
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2013 polls on a variety of issues including the Affordable Care Act, with Greg Abbott's approval ratings at 36 percent to 24 percent unfavorable, and Wendy Davis polling at 37 percent favorability with 31 percent unfavorable.
2013-06-01 to 2013-10-31
This poll from UT compares Ted Cruz's favorability in June 2013 and later in October 2013. Ted Cruz's popularity dropped with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. However, there was an increase in favorability for Tea Party Republicans.
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2013-10-01 to 2013-10-31
Texans were polled to learn what their opinions were on comprehensive immigration reform as a whole as well as the individual provisions. People who identified as living in a rural setting were most likely to support increased border security. Liberals were most likely to support comprehensive immigration reform.
2013-10-18 to 2013-10-27
This poll shows which components of the ACA are viewed most favorably by members of the different political parties. 66% of people who identify as Republican are in favor of prohibiting denial of coverage because of pre-existing conditions, but only 6% support the individual mandate portion of the ACA.
2013-10-01 to 2013-10-31
This poll from UT shows which demographics are supporting gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott.
2013-09-06 to 2013-09-20
A September 6-20, 2013 survey of adult Texans reveals that while Texas residents are fairly positive about the state's economy, they think the worst is yet to come for the national economy and are only somewhat optimistic with respect to the economic future for their children. It also shows Greg Abbott at 29%, Wendy Davis at 21%, and Undecided voters at 50% for the 2014 Governor's Race.
2013-09-06 to 2013-09-20
A September 6-20, 2013 survey of adult Texans reveals that while the economy still tops the list of problems facing the nation, education has crept to the head of the class when it comes to issues facing the state.
2013-09-27 to 2013-09-29
In a poll where 38% percent surveyed were 45 years old or younger, and 35% identified themselves as a Democrat, 61% favored a law allowing reducing the offense from a criminal to civil offense possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, with only 41% strongly supporting a law essentially legalizing marijuana that is regulated like Colorado and Washington state
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2013-07-17 to 2013-08-07
This polls took Texans opinion on climate change - including the severity of the problem, scientific consensus, and its legitimacy. 70% of Texans believe global warming is happening. 52% of Texans say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming.
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2013-06-28 to 2013-07-01
This poll found that Senator John Cornyn could win against a Democrat Statewide Candidate by 7% if the election were held today.
2013-06-28 to 2013-07-01
This poll shows that Wendy Davis has doubled her name identification since January 2013 but still trails Perry with 53% disapproval rating among Republican voters, which has increased from 47% since the filibuster.
2013-06-04 to 2013-06-05
In a poll where 60% of the people surveyed are over the age of 50 and only 14% are 35 or younger, an overwhelming majority 68% of people said that it is very important for the U.S. to fix its immigration policy and 48% strongly supported a law that would force undocumented immigrants to pay a penalty, learn English, pass a criminal background check, and also wait a minimum of 13 years to be a citizen.
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2013-06-17 to 2013-06-19
The following memo is based on a statewide survey of 601 registered voters in Texas, conducted June 17 – 19, 2013. These data are subject to a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points at a 95 percent confidence level.
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2013-05-31 to 2013-06-09
Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for June 2013 shows majority a of Texans are unfamiliar with Wendy Davis, (58 percent) with 38 percent of voters saying they will vote against Rick Perry. The poll also covers a numerous variety of topics including abortion, immigration and gay marriage all showing a departure from strong opposition to all of the three different topics.
2013-04-07 to 2013-04-09
This poll shows that Texas voters support conservative, pay-as-you-go solutions for transportation budget crisis. Voters are staunchly opposed to using any new transportation revenues for new toll roads. Fifty-eight percent (58%) of registered voters oppose using additional transportation funding to developing new toll roads, while just thirty-four percent (34%) support this.  A solid majority of conservative Republicans (61%) oppose the use of new transportation revenue for toll roads, driven by forty percent (40%) who strongly oppose this.
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2013-03-14 to 2013-03-24
TSTA Education & Border Community Study - This poll analyzes the attitudes, opinions, and general awareness of education issues amongst Latinos who live in border communities.
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2013-03-19 to 2013-03-27
This TPPF poll shows that nearly three out of four registered voters in Texas (74%) are paying attention to issues in K-12 education. Roughly one-quarter of voters (25%) said they pay “very little” or no attention. Texans are significantly more likely to think that K-12 education has gotten off on the “wrong track” (55%), compared to the one-third of voters (33%) who say it is heading in the “right direction.”
2013-02-20 to 2013-02-24
This poll of Texas voters conducted by Baselice & Associates for the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) found that 72% of Texas Tea Party voters say seniors’ Medicaid-financed nursing home care should be funded at the level state health care officials say is needed.
2013-02-04 to 2013-02-07
This voter survey conducted by the Texas Hospital Association adds to the growing chorus of statewide support for Texas to expand its Medicaid program. According to the poll, 54 percent of voters said the State of Texas should participate in the expansion of Medicaid. After learning more about Medicaid expansion, 59 percent responded favorably.
2013-02-15 to 2013-02-24
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2013 shows Rick Perry polling unfavorably at 30 percent and Barack Obama polling at 47 percent unfavorable rating.
2013-02-06 to 2013-02-11
Statewide survey finds strong opposition to family planning cuts and employer limits on birth control access.
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2013-02-06 to 2013-02-11
This poll shows that more than two-thirds of Texas voters (68 percent) say that access to family planning and birth control is extremely important (36 percent) or very important (32 percent). Another 16 percent say that this issue is a little important. Just 13 percent say that access to family planning and birth control is not important.
2012-10-01 to 2012-10-31
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2012 polled on a wide variety issues including attitudes towards immigrants, section 5 of the voting rights act with 51 percent support federal supervision of the states voting laws. The poll also reveals party ID with 22 percent identify as a strong Democrat and 21 percent identify as a strong Republican.
2012-09-01 to 2012-09-09
A 2012 poll of nearly 800 Hispanic registered voters that live in Texas' largest counties: Harris, Dallas, El Paso, Bexar, and Tarrant - examining their attitudes, opinions, and values about various candidates and policies.
2012-05-07 to 2012-05-13
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for May 2012 polls on a large number of issues including the Affordable Care Act with 45 percent saying the Supreme Court should rule that the individual mandate is unconstitutional.
2012-02-08 to 2012-02-15
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2012 shows Dewhurst at 38 percent and Ted Cruz at 27 percent with Rick Santorum leading Republican Presidential primary race at 45 percent, and polling at 51 percent against Obama.
2011-10-19 to 2011-10-26
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2011 shows Ted Cruz polling at 10 percent in a crowded field where 50 percent were undecided and Dewhurst with 22 percent.
2011-05-11 to 2011-05-18
With the economy still polled as the most important issue to voters at 29 precent, this Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for May 2011 also shows that most voters are against a pathway to citizenship with the exception of military service as a route to legal status.
2011-02-11 to 2011-02-17
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for February 2011 asks registered voters opinions on various issues including the use of the Rainy Day Fund with 55 percent of voters polled said to not spend it. It also shows that 54 percent of voters polled support for a mandatory sonogram before an abortion procedure.
2010-10-11 to 2010-10-19
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for October 2010 showed Rick Perry 10 points over Bill White a month before the election (50-40) with Perry's overall approval rating at 46 percent.
2010-09-03 to 2010-09-08
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll for September of 2010 polled on various issues including immigration, particulary in light of Arizona passing a new immigration law. It also shows that most Texans did not think things were going well in Afghanistan and 29 percent of Texans believe President Obama to be a Muslim.
2010-05-14 to 2010-05-20
This Texas Tribune and University of Texas Poll polled registered voters in May of 2010 and polled various questions regarding the issues of immigration and a path to citizenship. With the economy still polling as the most important issue to Texans, it shows that Rick Perry's current job approval rating was almost split with 43 percent somewhat or strongly approve and 39 percent somewhat or strongly disapprove.
2010-02-01 to 2010-02-07
One of many Texas Tribune and University of Texas Polls was taken during February of 2010 and covered numerous topics including asking what the most important problems facing Texas are, President Obama approval ratings, people's opinions on the death penalty, gambling, and gay marriage, as well as Republican primary polling regarding Kay Bailey Hutchison and Governor Rick Perry.