Texas Lyceum poll: Texans believe worst lies ahead



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Posted on October 2, 2013 at 11:15 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 2 at 2:47 PM

AUSTIN -- We're learning more about what Texans are saying when it comes to our economy. The Texas Lyceum released the second half of its 2013 poll.

According to the results, a strong majority of Texans believe the worst lies ahead. Only 30 percent say the country is headed in the right direction. Fifty-nine percent believe we are on the wrong track.

The survey also took a look at the upcoming governor's race. It will be a tight one according to the numbers. Twenty-nine percent of likely voters support Attorney General Greg Abbott., while 21 percent support State Senator Wendy Davis.

There's plenty of room for change, though. Fifty percent of those surveyed say they haven't thought about the race enough to make a decision.

The poll is made up of 96 men and women from across Texas. They were asked questions from Sept. 6-20.

On Tuesday part of the poll was released. It found that 36 percent of Texans are in favor of the Affordable Care Act, compared to 41 percent who aren't.

The same poll shows Texans are willing to spend more money to improve roads and bridges. Sixty-four percent support higher taxes and fees if the money is designated toward roads and bridges.

The state’s water supply issue is also gaining support. Forty-nine percent support Proposition 6. The proposed constitutional amendment would move money from the Texas Rainy Day Fund to water improvement projects. Thirty-six percent of those polled oppose the measure.

Go here for the full report.