A new poll released this week by Defend Texas Liberty reveals that the majority of Texas Republican voters want to preserve conservative values and protect the state from outside governments.

For years, China has been buying up Texas land, raising concerns about national security. The poll shows that 82 percent of Republican voters in Texas want to see the Texas government prohibit the Chinese government or Chinese citizens from purchasing land in Texas.

Meanwhile, only 10 percent disagreed, saying that Chinese purchasing Texas land should be unrestricted. Eight percent of voters polled claimed they were “unsure” about the issue.

“I’m very excited to see just how committed Republicans are to our state sovereignty. There is no reason that the Chinese should own a single acre of Texas land, and we look forward to seeing the Legislature enact a ban this session. It’s also clear that Dade Phelan’s criticism of Republicans for pushing bold property tax relief is also a criticism of most GOP voters,” said Jonathan Stickland, former state representative and current leader of the Defend Texas Liberty PAC.

Voters were also asked whether they would vote for a Republican candidate who has voted to weaken pro-life laws in Texas.

Twenty-eight percent of Republicans polled said they would be more likely to vote for a Republican candidate if they acted in favor of pro-abortion laws.

Seventy-two percent, however, said this would cause them to be less likely to vote for the Republican candidate, as they choose to favor pro-life candidates and legislation.

Another question presented to the voters was whether or not they believe that Texas should pass similar legislation to Florida’s parental rights bill.

The “Parental Rights in Education” bill prohibits public schools from teaching about “sexual orientation or gender identity through third grade or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students in accordance with state standards.”

Seventy-nine percent of Texas Republican voters said they were in favor of similar legislation, while 14 percent said they were against it, and 7 percent were “unsure.”

The next question posed to the voters was whether they agree or disagree that Texas should increase the number of executions it performs per year.

While having nearly 200 people on death row, the State of Texas has executed less than five people per year since 2020.

Those who agreed outweighed those who disagreed, 58 percent to 19 percent. However, 23 percent of those polled were unsure of how they felt about the matter.

The entire poll may be viewed here.

Soli Rice

A journalist for Texas Scorecard, Soli is a new Texan with a passion for politics. She's excited to hone her writing skills and help spread truth to Texans.