UT/TT Poll: Legislature Stands Ahead of Congress

Texas politicians and institutions are getting much better marks from the state’s voters than the president and Congress, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

And while Gov. Rick Perry and the Legislature had balanced high and low marks, President Obama and Congress had more low grades than high ones.

Only 12 percent of Texas voters approve of the job that Congress is doing, while 69 percent disapprove. Among those who feel strongly about it, 2 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove. In comparison, Obama's numbers almost look good: 43 percent of Texas voters approve ...

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