It appears Texas Republicans have the president's back no matter what. According to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, state Republicans remain strongly supportive of President Donald Trump, while other red state voters have already grown wary of the administration.
“Seventy-nine percent of Republicans did not think that the Russian interference in the election had any impact, and 80 percent of Republicans did not think there was any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign,” says Dr. James Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin.
“This suggests that at least at the level of the average Republican voter in Texas, if something is going to happen that's going to change their view of Trump, it hasn't happened yet,” he says.
Henson says Trump really tapped into what's important to most Texas Republicans -- border security and putting a conservative on the Supreme Court.
“The fact that Trump has adopted signature issues that are important to Texas Republicans, and you combine that with intense party loyalty in a very polarized political environment, we shouldn't be too surprised that at least thus far Texas Republicans are sticking with Donald Trump,” he says.