UT/TT Poll: Texas Voters Frowning at Washington

The president and the Congress are remarkably unpopular in Texas — and the disapproval of the federal officials is so strong that it could have some effect on this year’s elections in the state, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Nearly half of the voters surveyed said they “strongly disapprove” of the job Barack Obama has done as president, and the same number gave that job grade to Congress. Combined with those who “somewhat disapprove,” 56 percent of Texas voters give the president bad grades and 72 percent disapprove of Congress.

“In a red state where Republicans ...

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