polls http://kut.org en UT/TT Poll: U.S. Senate Race in Texas Wide Open http://kut.org/post/uttt-poll-us-senate-race-texas-wide-open <p><em>[Editor&#39;s note: This is the third of five stories about the University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/cain-edges-perry-new-uttt-poll" target="_blank">Monday</a>&nbsp;we looked at Texas voters and the 2012 presidential contest. <a href="http://www.kutnews.org/post/uttt-poll-most-texans-dont-credit-perry-economy">Yesterday</a>, how voters rate Rick Perry&#39;s job performance. Tomorrow, voters&#39; views on Mormon presidential candidates, immigration and the death penalty.]</em></p><p>Four months before the Republican primary, half of all GOP voters haven&#39;t decided who should be their nominee for the U.S. Senate, leaving the race wide open, according to the new University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.&nbsp;</p><p>Among Republican voters who have chosen a candidate, Lt. Gov. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/david-dewhurst/">David Dewhurst</a> comfortably leads the field. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:19:46 +0000 Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune 2890 at http://kut.org UT/TT Poll: U.S. Senate Race in Texas Wide Open Poll: One-Third of Texans Favor Legalizing Marijuana http://kut.org/post/poll-one-third-texans-favor-legalizing-marijuana <p>Thirty-three percent of likely voters and the same percentage of all Texans support legalizing and marijuana, according to a new poll conducted by University of Texas researchers and sponsored by the Texas Lyceum.</p><p>&ldquo;One-third is more support than I would have predicted for it,&rdquo; pollster and UT-Austin professor Darren Shaw told KUT News. &ldquo;It either says something about the subtlety of opinion in Texas, or it says something about how significant the budget crunch is now.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 16:35:22 +0000 Nathan Bernier 1711 at http://kut.org Poll: One-Third of Texans Favor Legalizing Marijuana What Do Early Voting Numbers Say About Election Outcome? http://kut.org/post/what-do-early-voting-numbers-say-about-election-outcome <p>As Austinites head to the polls tomorrow, political campaigns around the county are already handicapping the election, based on turnout for early voting.&nbsp; KUT News spoke with Democratic political consultant Mark Littlefield to learn about his analysis of early voting trends in Travis County.</p> Mon, 01 Nov 2010 21:38:22 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Mose Buchele 168 at http://kut.org What Do Early Voting Numbers Say About Election Outcome? Deciphering Political Polls is Tricky Business http://kut.org/post/deciphering-political-polls-tricky-business <p>It&#39;s a secret trick of the news business. Nothing interesting to report during an election campaign? Commission a poll! Congratulations, you just bought yourself a front page story.</p><p>Polls can have news value: they help voters understand trends and feel the direction of political winds, but not all polls are created equally, even if the media tends to report on them as if they were.</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:53:59 +0000 Nathan Bernier 147 at http://kut.org Deciphering Political Polls is Tricky Business