In this special edition of the TribCast, Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey sits down with University of Texas at Austin pollsters Daron Shaw, Jim Henson and Josh Blank to talk about the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Among the topics this week:
1. Family separations
The short form: Texas voters don’t like the family separations on the U.S.-Mexico border. The poll gives us some insight into the reactions of public officials, particularly Republicans.
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2. Trump, Mueller and the FBI
Trump is popular overall, largely because of overwhelming popularity among Texas Republicans. Voters are split — along partisan lines, in their views of Robert Mueller and the FBI.
3. Guns, marijuana and the NFL
Poor parenting and weak gun laws are the top problems Texas voters blame for recent school shootings, the poll found. Legalizing marijuana is just fine with most Texas voters — particularly the younger ones. And football might be popular in Texas, but the NFL has some reputation problems.
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