Public Policy Polling has some shocking results in the 2016 Presidential race. If Hillary Clinton is the nominee, she could be the first Democrat to carry Texas in 40 years! The last President to carry the Lone Star State was President Jimmy Carter in 1976. The poll shows that 50% of Texans have a favorable opinion of the former Secretary of State.
When she is paired with possible Republican presidential candidates, Clinton leads Rubio 1%, Christie by 2% and Rick Perry by 8% in his home state!
In the Republican primary, the news is not good for Governor Perry nor for last year's Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. The poll has Rubio at 21%, Huckabee at 14%, Rand Paul at 13%, Jeb Bush at 11%, Paul Ryan at 11%, Chris Christie at 9%, Bobby Jindal at 4% and Perry at 4%! Isn't it interesting that Huckabee has risen in the polls again and they don't even ask about Santorum!
Only 35% of the state supports marriage equality but 61% support civil unions.
One in five Texans (20%) support leaving the United States and becoming independent.