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Joshua Blank is the manager of polling and research at the Texas Politics Project and a doctoral candidate in the government department at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in New York, NY, he has a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University and a master's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Contributions

 Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Andrew Morton

The Polling Center: Race and Change in Voter ID Support

Attorney General Greg Abbott's office has argued that Texans of all races strongly support voter ID. While this was true as recently as early 2011, the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll shows that there has been a sea change.

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The Polling Center: Cruz Beats Drum on Immigration

If Ted Cruz seems to be marching out of step with GOP leaders attempting to lower the volume on the party’s immigration rhetoric, results from the last UT/Texas Tribune poll suggest the drumbeat he's listening to is the one being played by his voters.

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 David Fulmer

The Polling Center: The GOP's Sticky Immigration Problem

A proposed federal immigration reform poses a test for Texas Republicans: Their leaders, compared to politicians from other states, tend to be more moderate. But those leaders stand at the front of a GOP that is hostile to some of the proposal's key points.

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 Graphic by Todd Wiseman

Science and Politics — and Partisans

An endorsement by the most famous political independent in the country highlights a political fault line: the partisan division over the usefulness of science in policy making.

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Just What is a "Likely Voter"?

In a poll of potential voters, how should we go about determining what the electorate might look like on Election Day?

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