DISTRICT-BY-DISTRICT POLL: GOP VOTERS WANT A CONSERVATIVE HOUSE SPEAKER
DALLAS, Dec. 20, 2010 – In the opening round of a telephone poll of 28,980 Republican primary voters in 77 GOP-held Texas House districts, nearly 9 in 10 responding indicated they want the State House led by a Speaker more conservative than the previous Legislature’s choice, Joe Straus III.
“No matter which GOP district we poll, we find none where the Representative can credibly claim that his supporters want a moderate Speaker,” Michael Smith, Executive Vice President of Heritage Alliance, said.
Heritage Alliance polled an average of 376 1R households per State House district. Of those, an average of 336 per district responded in favor of a more-conservative House Speaker.