Tribpedia: Polling

Analysis: 5 takeaways from the UT/TT Poll

The Texas Capitol at sunset on May 23, 2017.
<p>The Texas Capitol at sunset on May 23, 2017.</p>

What do Texas' Republicans feelings on Russia say about their views toward President Trump? How many political parties are there in Texas, really? After a week of stories on the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, a handful of things stuck out.

Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in The Woodlands, Texas Friday June 17, 2016.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in The Woodlands, Texas Friday June 17, 2016.

Poll: Trump approval rating underwater in Texas

More Texans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing than approve, according to a Texas Lyceum poll released Wednesday, which also included early polling on a possible U.S. Senate race between Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke.

Supporters wait for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to take the stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.
Supporters wait for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to take the stage at the Redneck Country Club in Stafford, Texas on the evening of the Texas primary on Mar. 1, 2016.

Analysis: A Good Election Night to Be an Incumbent

For all of the talk and bluster about replacing the people in government with new folks, Texas voters on Tuesday were remarkably gentle with incumbents, giving nearly all of them a ticket to the general election in November.