UT/Texas Tribune Poll: Mixed Signals on Budget Cuts

By a margin of more than 2 to 1, Texas voters believe that lawmakers should solve the state's massive shortfall by cutting the budget, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, but their enthusiasm dissipates when asked if they support specific cuts.

"We really want to slash the budget, but not anything in it," says pollster Daron Shaw, a professor of government at UT.

On a sliding scale of 0-10, poll respondents were asked whether they would prefer to balance the state's next budget through budget cuts, by raising revenues, or something in between. Only ...

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