Texas Voters Deeply Divided On Issues Heading Into Primary

Chris Fox
February 20, 2020 - 6:31 am
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AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) - The latest Poll out of the University of Texas reveals deep divisions among eligible voters.

Health care and immigration are among the topics at the top of Texans’ minds when considering the most important issues facing the country ahead of the 2020 presidential election, though party lines divide them on potential policy solutions.

“Stark partisan differences persist,” said James Henson, co-director of the poll and executive director of the Texas Politics Project at UT Austin. “The top two problems among Democrats are political corruption and leadership, and health care, which we see reflected in their support for removing the president through the impeachment process and the prominence of a heated health care debate in the Democratic presidential primary process. For Republicans, nothing has displaced immigration and border security as their top concerns at both the national and the state levels.”

The poll asked 1,200 registered Texas voters what the most important problem facing the country is today: 16% said political corruption/leadership, followed by heath care (10%), immigration (9%), border security (6%) and the environment (6%). When asked about issues facing Texas specifically, voters put more emphasis on immigration (16%) and border security (15%), with health care coming in third (11%).

Online: University of Texas Poll