Texas Tech Releases Results of Post-Election Survey
The Earl Survey Research Lab of Texas Tech University released the results of a 2017 Post-Election survey on Wednesday.
From March 20th to April 13th, undergraduate students at Texas Tech conducted phone interviews with over 442 potential voters in Texas on a range of topics, including politics, health care, gay marriage and legalization of marijuana.
One result of the survey showed participants evenly split on the subject of health care. When asked if it was the federal government’s responsibility to ensure health care coverage for all American’s 48 percent said no while 45 percent said yes.
Interestingly, when participants were asked if they would vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz in the 2018 primary mid-term elections, 41 percent said yes, 22 percent said no, and 36 percent did not know.
In regards to same-sex marriage, 68 percent said same-sex couples were entitled to the full benefits of marriage, and 27 percent said they were not.
The approval of President Donald Trump’s current administration was also surveyed, revealing 43 approved and 49 percent disapproved.
The director of the Earl Survey Research Lab, Sarah Norman, commented on the results of the survey, saying “On the whole, Texans are pretty independent-minded, pretty libertarian. . . But there are a few results we found that don’t quite hold that portray a more complicated picture of Texas political ideology. . .”
The post-election survey was conducted by students in the Political Science Department at Texas Tech. You can find the complete results of the survey here.