Texans oppose permitless carry, but support expanding Medicaid and restricting transgender student athletes, UT/TT Poll finds

Texans oppose permitless carry, but support expanding Medicaid and restricting transgender student athletes, UT/TT Poll finds

The Texas Capitol on June 10, 2021. The Texas Legislature gaveled out at the end of May, after a session dominated by efforts to fix the state’s power grid and a number of conservative priorities including abortion issues and an expansion of gun owners’ rights. However, lawmakers will be back in Austin on July 8 for a special session where they’ll take up a variety of GOP priorities that failed to pass in the regular session. Thirty-four percent of voters said the Legislature had made their lives better, while 31% said it had made their lives worse. Seventeen percent said it had made no impact and 14% said they did not know or did not have an opinion. Sixty percent of voters said they followed the Legislature either “extremely closely” or “somewhat closely,” a higher rate than when the poll asked the same question in March and April. “There’s a good case to be made that Texans were paying more attention than not,” said Joshua Blank, research director for the Texas Politics Project. “Most Texans were able to register opinions on their evaluation of the Legislature across a pretty good range of issues.” The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from June 10-21 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100% because of rounding. Critical race theory, transgender student athletes and bail changes: here’s how voters feel about possible special […]

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