Texans Are For Civil Unions, Paula Deen, Not Messing With Texas, Against Rick Perry

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What do Texans think about messing with Texas?
John Steinbeck once wrote that Texas was a state of mind, approximating religion. A complex state of mind though, he owned, since people either passionately love the Lone Star State or passionately hate it. Complex also because this is a big state with lots of people and lots of opinions. We mention this because nothing is as simple in Texas as one would think, but there are some things we mostly agree on, according to recent poll results released by Public Policy Polling.

While most Texans are against legalizing same-sex marriage, to the tune of 34 percent of those polled, 63 percent believe gay couples should be allowed to have same-sex marriage or civil unions. Also, 75 percent believe employers should not be allowed to discriminate based on sexual orientation, so there's that.

On the gun thing, while we are a gun-toting, bang-bang loving society, the poll found that 72 percent of Texans are in favor of requiring background checks to purchase guns, including guns purchased on the internet and at gun shows. We love our guns around here, but we want those buying guns to get checked out some before they get to come shooting with us.

Looking into the future, namely the 2016 election, more Texans want to see Ted Cruz take a Republican run at becoming Commander-in-Chief, with 27 percent support, compared to a less impressive for 15 percent for Jeb Bush, the runner up.
Chris Christie and Rand Paul both registered with 11 percent each, but if Gov. Rick Perry is still holding a torch for that presidential nomination, it seems likely to be a pretty one-sided affair. Even in his home state, according to the poll, that no one thinks the guy with the greatest hair in politics should take another run at the White House.

Also, 46 percent of those polled still support Paula Deen, compared to the 21 percent who do not (and the rest of those who presumably don't care either way.)

And, if you are ever thinking of messing with Texas, Texans agree by an overwhelming 78 percent that you should not. We're not sure what the nine percent who said you should mess with Texas were thinking -- or the 13 percent who said they were unsure either way -- but obviously they weren't thinking like Texans. Steinbeck was right. Texas is a state of mind and we all know that state of mind is pretty clear on this issue: You don't mess with Texas.

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7 comments
blackrain35
blackrain35

Dumb article. I was born and raised here and after reading this. I really don't give a damn. Living in Texas is like being on another planet for me. Some of the most ignorant, ass backwards people in the country live here. Hell, they put Rick Perry back in office 3 times. Says it all. The only responses you get when you criticize Texas are 'if you don't like it then get out' 'yuk, yuk, yuk ' -sigh- 

Stephanie Marsilia
Stephanie Marsilia

:/ maybe. I know it's a typo, but I am interested in that number!

Noelle A. Perry
Noelle A. Perry

yeah, i dunno. i THINK it means that people support civil unions/marriage licenses but do not support forcing churches to perform marriage ceremonies for gay couples [which no one has ever suggested should happen]. that's usually how a conversation about gay marriage in texas tends to go.

Noelle A. Perry
Noelle A. Perry

um. is there a part of this article that's anti-texas? i must have missed it. oh yeah, the lastros suck.

Fred Reyes
Fred Reyes

The anti-Texas administrator for this page should move to another country or just shut the he'll up! Oh yeah, Go Astros!

Stephanie Marsilia
Stephanie Marsilia

uhm, what? "While most Texans are against legalizing same-sex marriage, to the tune of 34 percent of those polled, 63 percent believe gay couples should be allowed to have same-sex marriage or civil unions. "

BlueTexasMom
BlueTexasMom

34% against same-sex marriage doesn't sound very convincing. Sounds to me like it's something our state can look forward to in the near future. Let's hope so. Texas should be leading the way not trailing along behind.

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