#Txlege Goes Local

We are excited to share our analysis of how people in Texas used the #txlege hashtag during the 85th Legislative Session. Another new feature of our report this session is an interactive dashboard. This tool features a random sample of 5,000 #txlege tweets and allows users to filter the data by specific a date range, topic, […]

A Digital Look at #Txlege

This report looks at the interim leading up to the 85th Texas legislative session, specifically the conversations around the #txlege hashtag. The hashtag #txlege has had nearly 272,000 uses when the legislature was not even in session. One new feature of the report is an analysis of who members of the legislature are following on […]

LGBT: Winning by Killing

By: Jarred Gammon Follow on Twitter: @jarredtgammon Recently the rights of the LGBT community have been a hot topic of debate nationally, and also here in Texas. With major shifts in public opinion, lawmakers and judges across the country were tasked with determining whether existing laws need to be amended to be more inclusive, including […]

Insight Texas Q3 Report is now available!

Insight Texas, a collaboration with Influence Opinions, Baselice & Associates and TXP, Inc. has published its third quarterly analysis. The purpose of Insight Texas is to examine important public policy issues using statewide polling data, social media trends, and economic data. Insight Texas reports are released each quarter and focus on a different topic. In this edition we look at […]

Marijuana: Erasing Lines in the Sand

By: Jarred Gammon Follow on Twitter: @jarredtgammon Setting the Stage for Marijuana in Texas: The Power of Public Opinion Going into the 84th Texas Legislature, Texas was one of 16 states that prohibited marijuana usage – either medically or recreationally. However, there was slightly more chatter this year around marijuana than in previous years because […]

Amplification & Mobilization – Keys to Winning the Online Debate

By: Julia Schulze When our opposition makes huge strides in the online court of public opinion, we often find ourselves asking, “What could I have done to prevent this?” The answer is almost always nothing. The rise of social media has given anyone and everyone a voice, and we can’t stop people from sharing their […]

Tracking the Twitter Reaction to SCOTUS Ruling in Favor of Marriage Equality

By: Jarred Gammon Follow on Twitter: @jarredtgammon The Supreme Court’s monumental ruling in favor of same-sex marriage set off a flurry of social media and traditional media traction on both sides of the issue. This blog post specifically focuses on the lifespan of the hashtag #lovewins. First, let me start by saying whoever developed the […]

#Txlege: The Official Hashtag of Texas

The 84th Texas legislative session will be remembered for a lot of things, from education to open carry, from gay rights to border security, from fracking to marijuana. In all, 11,335 bills were filed and 1,366 were passed. And in a session that included #txlege becoming the official hashtag of the Texas Legislature, we saw […]