Sheila Jackson Lee and Amanda Edwards

Election 2024

Sheila Jackson Lee holds a narrow lead against Amanda Edwards in Democratic primary for TX-18, poll finds

Posted on · The poll from the UH Hobby School of Public Affairs also shows the race to replace Houston Mayor John Whitmire in the Texas State Senate in a near dead heat among the top three contenders.

FILE - An early morning pedestrian is silhouetted against sunrise as he walks through the American flags on the National Mall with the U..S Capitol Building in the background in Washington Nov. 7, 2022. Americans on the right and left have a lot more in common than they might think — including their strong distrust of each other. The results of the survey, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and the nonprofit group Starts With Us, reveal a stark truth at the source of the polarization that has a powerful grip on American politics: While most Americans agree on the core principals underlying American democracy, they no longer recognize that the other side holds those values too.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)


Poll: Colin Allred leads Roland Gutierrez in Democratic primary, but both trail Republican Ted Cruz

Posted on · The University of Houston Hobby School poll shows likely Democratic primary voters favor Congressman Allred over State Senator Gutierrez by 40% to 12%, but it predicts Senator Cruz would defeat either of them in hypothetical fall matchups.

Sheila Jackson Lee (left) and John Whitmire at their election night parties. Both candidates are running for mayor of Houston.


John Whitmire leads Sheila Jackson Lee in Houston’s mayoral runoff, new poll finds

Posted on · The new Houston Public Media/Houston Chronicle/UH Political Science and Population Health Poll shows State Senator Whitmire with the support of 42% of likely voters, compared to 35% for Congresswoman Jackson Lee and 22% undecided.

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