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UT/Texas Politics Project Poll: Majority of Texans Oppose Banning Abortion; Texans Saying State Is on the Wrong Track Reaches Historic High


AUSTIN, Texas — In new polling conducted primarily during the week prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion overturning Roe v. Wade , a University of Texas/Texas Politics Project Poll finds only 15% of Texans support a complete ban on abortion access. Although 37% of Texas voters support the state’s trigger law that would ban abortion in most cases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, no more than 36% would foreclose all access to legal abortion across various circumstances.

The poll surveyed 1,200 registered voters in Texas representative of the demographic characteristics of the state’s population from June 16 to June 24.

“This is only the latest in a long series of poll results illustrating that most Texans oppose making abortion legally unavailable,” said James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at UT Austin and a co-founder of the polling project. “Efforts by the U.S. Supreme Court and Texas’ political leadership to end access to abortion, especially in cases of rape and incest, go far beyond what a majority of Texas voters support.”

The poll also found a majority of Texans’ attitudes toward gun control measures remained unchanged and expressed support for gun control measures in similar magnitudes to […]

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