UT/TT Poll: Rising Concerns Over Corruption, Leadership

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The issue of political corruption and leadership is quickly rising on Texans’ list of top problems facing the country, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

That item rose to second on the list of national problems in the latest poll — behind the economy — and among conservatives, it ranked at the top.

Immigration and border security continue to top the list of the state’s most important problems, followed by education and political corruption/leadership.

“You break those numbers down and on a partisan basis, the political corruption/leadership is actually the No. 1 most important problem nationally for Republicans,” said Jim Henson, co-director of the poll and head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin. “For Democrats, it was much lower, in the single digits.”

The second-term problems of the Obama administration are making themselves manifest,” he added. “While we were in the field, it was the IRS thing and also, with some conservatives, Benghazi and Libya.

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