UT/TT Poll: Texans Are Ready to Roll the Dice

A majority of the state's voters say they're ready for full-blown casino gambling, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.

In a range of questions on social and other issues, they say they support requiring voters to produce photo IDs, government aid to the poor, the death penalty and requiring doctors to show sonogram results to women seeking abortions.

"The thing that stands out here is that gambling has been consistent [in previous polling]," says pollster Jim Henson, who teaches government and runs the Texas Politics Project at UT. "Texans are not ideologically opposed to ...

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