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New Poll Coming for Texas, But Only if You Vote For It


by: Joseph Vogas

Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM CDT


Progressive polling firm, Public Policy Polling (PPP) has its weekly readers' poll available for what state it should poll next. The choices this week are Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Rhode Island, and Texas. The state that receives the most votes will be polled over the weekend by PPP to be published in the middle of the next week. Last night, Nebraska led with 29% of the vote, while Texas was tied for second with Michigan at 18% each.

The last time PPP looked at Texas it was the first weekend of November. On the question of who should be elected Governor of Texas, PPP found Attorney General Greg Abbott led Sen. Wendy Davis by a margin of 50% - 35%. It has been over four months since this poll was taken and a lot has changed in Texas politics, including Sen. Davis' constant barrage of attacks upon Abbott. on the topic of equal pay. The most recent independent poll of Texas voters by the Texas Research Institute found Sen. Davis trailing by seven points, half of what PPP found in early November. The best way to find out if there is real momentum behind Sen. Davis would be for PPP to check again.

PPP often asks about multiple races when they go into the field. It is likely they will also ask about the races for Lieutenant Governor, US Senate, and several of the pending runoffs. They may also ask about Texan's preferences among local sports teams or preferences on hot topic social issues. But PPP will only ask about Texas if people vote for our state over the other options before this weekend.

Vote for Texas in PPP's weekly readers' poll here!

Click after the jump to review where things stood according to PPP in early November.

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On questions about the race for Texas Governor:

Do you approve or disapprove of Governor Rick Perry's job performance?
Approve ................. .45%
Disapprove............. .50%
Not sure ................. . 5%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Greg Abbott?
Favorable........................................................ 35%
Unfavorable .................................................... 32%
Not sure .......................................................... 33%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Wendy Davis?
Favorable........................................................ 36%
Unfavorable .................................................... 42%
Not sure .......................................................... 23%

If the candidates for Governor next year were
Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy
Davis, who would you vote for?
Greg Abbott .................................................... 50%
Wendy Davis................................................... 35%
Not sure .......................................................... 15%

On questions about the race for Texas US Senator, Class 2:

Do you approve or disapprove of Senator John Cornyn's job performance?
Approve ................. .46%

Disapprove............. .33%

Not sure ................. .20%



Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Louie Gohmert?
Favorable........................................................ 22%

Unfavorable .................................................... 16%

Not sure .......................................................... 62%



If the Republican candidates for Senate next year were David Barton and John Cornyn, who would you vote for?

David Barton................................................... 18%

John Cornyn ................................................... 51%

Not sure .......................................................... 31%



If the Republican candidates for Senate next year were Louie Gohmert and John Cornyn, who would you vote for?

Louie Gohmert ................................................ 31%

John Cornyn ................................................... 40%

Not sure .......................................................... 29%



If the Republican candidates for Senate next year were Rick Perry and John Cornyn, who would you vote for?

Rick Perry ....................................................... 46%

John Cornyn ................................................... 35%

Not sure .......................................................... 20%

Generally speaking, would you like the Republican candidate for Senate next year to be John Cornyn or someone more conservative than him?

John Cornyn ................................................... 33%

Someone more conservative .......................... 49%

Not sure .......................................................... 18%



Do you have a higher opinion of John Cornyn or Ted Cruz?

John Cornyn ................................................... 23%

Ted Cruz ......................................................... 62%

Not sure .......................................................... 15%

On questions about Ted Cruz, US President in 2016, and sports:

Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Ted Cruz's job performance?
Approve .................. 47%
Disapprove.............. 41%
Not sure .................. 13%

Do you support or oppose Congress shutting down major activities of the federal government as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place?
Support ........................................................... 38%
Oppose ........................................................... 56%
Notsure.......................................................... 6%

Would you be less likely or more likely to support Ted Cruz in the future because he led the effort to support shutting down major activities of the federal government as a way to stop the health care law from being put into place, or does it not make a difference?
Less likely ....................................................... 42%
More likely....................................................... 35%
Doesn't make a difference .............................. 15%
Notsure.......................................................... 8%

Do you think Ted Cruz has been good or bad or Texas' reputation outside Texas?
Good ............................................................... 37%
Bad ................................................................. 50%
Not sure .......................................................... 14%

If the candidates for President in 2016 were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 42%
Jeb Bush......................................................... 49%
Notsure.......................................................... 9%

If the candidates for President in 2016 were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Chris Christie, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 39%
Chris Christie .................................................. 44%
Not sure .......................................................... 17%

If the candidates for President in 2016 were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Ted Cruz, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 45%
Ted Cruz ......................................................... 48%
Not sure.......................................................... 7%

If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rand Paul, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 44%
Rand Paul ....................................................... 48%
Not sure.......................................................... 8%

If the candidates for President next time were Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Rick Perry, who would you vote for?
Hillary Clinton.................................................. 47%
Rick Perry ....................................................... 45%
Not sure.......................................................... 8%

Do you think Rick Perry should run for President in 2016, or not?
He should........................................................ 15%
He should not.................................................. 73%
Not sure .......................................................... 12%

Do you think Ted Cruz should run for President in 2016, or not?
He should........................................................ 29%
He should not.................................................. 59%
Not sure .......................................................... 13%

Who do you think has done a better job this year: Congress or the Houston Astros?
Congress ........................................................ 10%
The Astros ...................................................... 65%
Not sure .......................................................... 24%

Are you a fan of Baylor, Houston, Southern Methodist, Texas, Texas A & M, TCU, Texas Tech, UTEP, or another school?
Baylor ............................................................. 8%
Houston .......................................................... 10%
Southern Methodist......................................... 2%
Texas .............................................................. 20%
A & M .............................................................. 22%
TCU................................................................ 4%
Texas Tech...................................................... 5%
UTEP.............................................................. 3%
Another school/Not a fan ................................ 26%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Johnny Manziel?
Favorable ........................................................ 26%
Unfavorable .................................................... 23%
Not sure .......................................................... 50%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Robert Griffin III?
Favorable ........................................................ 36%
Unfavorable .................................................... 11%
Not sure .......................................................... 53%

Do you have a more favorable opinion of Johnny Manziel or Robert Griffin III?
Johnny Manziel...............................................23%
Robert Griffin III .............................................. 28%
Not sure .......................................................... 49%

Would you say you are more of a Dallas Cowboys or Houston Texans fan?
Cowboys ......................................................... 47%
Texans ............................................................ 33%
Not sure .......................................................... 20%

Would you say you are more of a Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, or San Antonio Spurs fan?
Mavericks........................................................ 22%
Rockets........................................................... 21%
Spurs .............................................................. 38%
Not sure .......................................................... 19%

Go vote today so we can see Texas polled again!

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