A new poll showed most Texans disapprove of how state leaders handled the collapse of the state power grid last winter.
“Sixty percent of people disapprove,” Barragán said. “And I don’t think that’s a surprise.”
The findings related to the deadly winter storm are one topic about which the University of Texas and The Texas Tribune polled voters on last month.
Another topic was the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The poll showed a majority of Texans approve of mask mandates, by a similar margin.
The state of Texas is “fighting court battles right now over whether schools and business places should be able to do that,” Barragán said. “But it looks like a majority of Texans are in favor of those.”
Delve into more polling data here, and in the audio player above. Plus, read more stories from the week in Texas politics: Gov. Greg Abbott’s response to the Astroworld Festival disaster in Houston, Rep. Louie Gohmert’s possible run for Texas attorney general and more.