Texas Voter Poll reveals more Texans are skipping care due to uncertainty over medical bills.

In the final part of the 7th Texas Voter Poll, more than four in 10 Texas voters told us they postponed or skipped medical care due to uncertainty over the final size of the bill.

Here’s the top five findings from the latest Texas Voter Poll release:

  1. 41% of Texas voters say they or a household member postponed or skipped treatment or surgery because of uncertainty over what the final price of care might run.
  2. 52% of surveyed mothers and 50% of surveyed Hispanics said they or a household member postponed or skipped care over anticipated medical bills.
  3. 87% of Texas voters expressed concern over consolidation in the health care industry, with 59% saying they were extremely or very concerned.
  4. 53% of Texas voters said they favored enhanced antitrust enforcement by the government as a way to address health care consolidation.
  5. Another 52% favored prohibitions on hospitals and insurers from owning doctor groups and pharmacies to curb consolidation int the health care sector.


More than three of every four Texans told us they don’t plan to leave Texas anytime in the next few years.

Top five initial Texas Voter Poll findings:

  1. 77% of Texans do not plan to move out of the state, while 35% of Texans have either planned or considered a move out.
  2. 55% of younger Texans (aged 18-34) have considered relocation, while older demographics are more settled, with just 16% of those 65 or older expressing similar sentiments. 
  3. 51% of Texas women, especially those in prime working years, have considered relocation.
  4. Higher-educated individuals, like those with degrees beyond a four-year education (45%), and college graduates (38%), have pondered on moving out.
  5. Reasons for why Texans might be looking for the exit doors vary, with politics or social issues (13%), family or personal reasons (6%), and living affordability (5%) leading the pack.


More than half of voters stand ready to sign off on billions for critical infrastructure in November’s critical vote on 14 constitutional amendments.

Top five initial Texas Voter Poll findings:

  1. 74% of Texas voters would vote for the constitutional amendment creating the Texas water fund to assist in financing water projects in this state.
  2. 74% of Texas voters would vote for the creation of the centennial parks conservation fund to be used for the creation and improvement of state parks. 
  3. 53% of Texas voters would vote for creating the broadband infrastructure fund to expand high-speed broadband access and assist in the financing of connectivity projects.
  4. 87% of Texas voters expressed concern that weather-related events in Texas such as wildfires, floods, drought and hurricanes may increase what they pay for property insurance.  
  5. At the same time, 41% of Texas voters think that Texas’ climate has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.



Nearly half of voters are concerned about the prospects for future generations while strong majorities support elevated academic standards to prepare more students for college or career.

Top five initial Texas Voter Poll findings:

  1. 46% of Texas voters believe children today will have worse opportunities to succeed while 30% believe they will have better opportunities.
  2. 65% of Texas voters are either extremely or very concerned about the state’s future.
  3. 96% of Texas voters agree that the strength of a community’s public education system is important.
  4. 70% of Texas voters selected teaching students to read at grade level as the most or next most important element of a good school. College or career readiness was cited by 59% of voters as a leading element of a good school. Teaching students to do math at grade level was named an important element by 47% of voters.
  5. 80% of Texas voters expressed support for the Texas Education Agency’s proposed initiative to elevate the standards for school ratings. Under this new framework, the benchmark to attain an “A” rating would rise substantially, requiring 88% of students to graduate prepared for either college or a career.


Baselice and Associates conducted the survey polling 1,000 registered Texas voters on Aug. 22-29, 2023. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1%.

The interviews were conducted via:

  • Phone: 52%
  • SMS: 13%
  • Web: 35%

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