Abbott Extends Early Voting and Other News for May 11

Gov. Greg Abbott has extended the early voting period for the July 14 runoffs by one week. Early voting will begin June 29 (instead of July 6) and conclude July 10. In his proclamation, Abbott said it was necessary so that “election officials can implement appropriate...

UT/TT Poll: Trump Leads Biden by 5 Points

President Trump leads presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 49%-44%, among registered voters, according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). Trump led Biden in a hypothetical matchup by 7 points in the November 2019 UT/TT poll and by 4 points in the...

Election Update for March 30

We’ve been asked if there is any polling about the government’s response to the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 with relevance to the general election. It’s probably still too early to tell, and there isn’t much political polling going on (at least that’s publicly...

Early Voting Ends and Other News for February 28

Early voting in person has concluded. Ballots by mail that arrive after today (Friday) are also included as early votes, so the final totals will be higher than any reported prior to Election Day. Through yesterday (Thursday), the 10th day of early voting, turnout in...

Sanders, Biden Tied and Turnout News for February 24

Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are tied as the top two choices of “likely Democratic primary voters,” according to a new Univ. of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs survey (PDF). Biden (22.5%) and Sanders (22.1%) are followed by Elizabeth Warren (18%), Michael...

UT/TT Poll: Hegar and Someone Headed to Runoff

M.J. Hegar leads the 12-person Democratic field of U.S. Senate candidates, and she is the only candidate with double-digit support (22%), according to a new Univ. of Texas/Texas Tribune poll (PDF). The next six candidates were all within the poll’s margin of error of...