Polling: Cruz still beloved by Republicans but hated by most Texans

by | Feb 12, 2021 | Politics, Polling

Recent polling from the University of Houston shows the attitudes of Texans after the attack on the Capitol building last month.  

The online survey of 1,329 Texans shows Cruz has strong support among Republicans but is generally loathed by most Texans.

The politicians with the highest proportion of Texans with a favorable opinion of them are President Joe Biden (41 percent), Gov. Greg Abbott (39 percent), Vice President Kamala Harris (39 percent), and former President Trump (39 percent). 

In terms of unfavorability, President Trump leads with 51 percent, followed by Cruz with 47 percent, Harris (43 percent), and Biden (42 percent).  

Still, both President Trump (29 percent) and Cruz (28 percent) have the highest proportion of Texans with a very favorable opinion. That support comes mostly from Texas Republicans, who still have a favorable view of Trump (71 percent) and Cruz (68 percent). 

The same poll also asked Texans about their thoughts on the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and found that almost three-fourths of Texans opposed the storming of the Capitol. Broken down by party affiliation, 89 percent of Democrats opposed the attack and so did 75 percent of independents. Only 41 percent of Texas Republicans strongly opposed the storming of the Capitol.

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Fernando covers Texas politics and government at the Texas Signal. Before joining the Signal, Fernando spent two years at the Houston Chronicle and previously interned at Houston’s NPR station News 88.7. He is a graduate of the University of Houston, Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, and enjoys reading, highlighting things, and arguing on social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @fernramirez93 or email at fernando@texassignal.com

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