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...

Biden Doubles Up Rivals and Other News for February 2

Joe Biden has twice the support as any other Democratic candidate in Texas but would still narrowly lose the state to President Trump, according to a new Dallas Morning News/Univ. of Texas-Tyler poll. Biden is the first choice of 38% of respondents “who identify as...

Endorsement and Lawsuit News for January 6

HD28 special: Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Eliz Markowitz. HD92 open: Texas Right to Life PAC endorsed Jeff Cason to succeed the retiring Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). HD127: Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC endorsed Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble) for...