To better understand public opinion, The Texas Lyceum commissions an annual survey on the critical policy issues facing Texans. The mission of the Lyceum Poll is straightforward: Produce a professional, nonpartisan, high-quality, scientific survey that provides the public with:

  • Specific data points on issues of interest
  • A time series of key demographics, attitudes, and opinions

The trademark of the Lyceum Poll is its transparency. All top-line and detailed cross-tabular results for each poll are published on the Lyceum website.

The 2020 Lyceum Poll

The 14th Annual Texas Lyceum Poll, conducted from January 29-February 6, 2020, is devoted to the topic of the Presidential Election. Our goal is to enlighten the public and policymakers on Texans' preferences for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Race, the 2020 Democratic Senate Primary Race, and select 2020 General Election matchups.

Texans' Election Preferences (Day 1)
January 29, 2020

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Results

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Cross Tabs

The 2020 Texas Lyceum finds potential Democratic primary voters largely split over whom to nominate for President and Senate, with many candidates receiving some support, but none decisively. Texans show more certainty about the general election, where President Trump maintains a lead over Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg.

Housing Affordability in Texas (Day 2)
February 6, 2020

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Results

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Cross Tabs

Nearly half of Texans say that they spend too much of their income on housing, it's hard for people like them to find affordable housing, and that both state and city governments should be doing more to increase the stock of affordable housing according to the 2020 Texas Lyceum Poll. While the problem of affordability is greatest in Texas' cities, Texans living in the suburbs and rural parts of the state also experience issues of affordability. 

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Press (Day 1):

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll Press (Day 2):

Additional 2020 Poll Press:

Past Lyceum Polls

2019 Texas Lyceum Poll: Democracy, Approval Ratings, and the 2020 Presidential Election 

2018 Texas Lyceum Poll: Healthcare, the Economy, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

2017 Texas Lyceum Poll: Immigration, Border Security, and the Economy

2016 Texas Lyceum Poll: 2016 Presidential Election, Transgender Public Facilities, Ridesharing, and the Border Wall

2015 Texas Lyceum Poll: Legalization of Marijuana, Race-Based Discrimination, Border Security, the Affordable Care Act, and Youth Tackle Football

2014 Texas Lyceum Poll: Immigration Crisis, Abortion, the Affordable Care Act, and 2014 Statewide Races

2013 Texas Lyceum Poll: The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges; Public Education; Texting and Driving; and Transportation Infrastructure

2012 Texas Lyceum Poll: School Finance, the Affordable Care Act, and Water Rights

2011 Texas Lyceum Poll: The Economy and Social Policy

2010 Texas Lyceum Poll: Gambling, Immigration, and the State Budget Shortfall

2009 Texas Lyceum Poll: Financial Security, Voter ID, and Gay Marriage

2008 Texas Lyceum Poll: Transportation Policy and Infrastructure and the 2008 Presidential Election

2007 Texas Lyceum Poll: Religion, Public Morality, Ethics, and the Separation of Church and State