The Big Conversation:
Rick Perry may claim credit for Texas' economic success, but most Texans aren't buying it, according to a new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
Sixty-five percent of respondents attributed Texas' relative economic success — which Perry has touted on the presidential campaign trail — to long-standing policies and factors like the oil and gas industry, the state's lenient regulatory climate and the absence of an income tax. Twenty-one percent credited Perry with the state's success.
"They're not crediting him, but I find that unsurprising," said Daron Shaw, the UT government professor who co-directs the ...