HOUSTON - What do Texans really think about immigration, voter IDs, and other controversial issues?
Well, a new independent poll shows some results that may surprise you!
Texans are seldom afraid to speak their mind when it comes to "hot button" issues.....a tradition dating back to Davy Crockett.
Crockett famously was reported to have once said, "You all can go to Hell. I'm going to Texas!"
Wonder what Davy would say about building a border wall, though?
Turns out, the 2016 Texas Lyceum poll shows that 59 percent of Texans oppose the idea of a border wall to stop illegal immigration.
Houstonians like Jhon Stronks seem to agree. "I think it's probably accurate 'cause I think that half the people think it's a stupid idea, and the other half of the people are afraid they're going to have to pay for it."
"I think that a majority of the Texans think that it's kind of extreme....building a wall?" another Houstonian questioned.
When it comes to transgender rights, about 54 percent of Texas adults think that transgender students should use the public school facilities that match their birth gender.
"I personally don't have an issue with it, but I can understand why it can be an issue," one local woman shared.
Texans appear to be united when it comes to the voter ID issue, however.
The non-partisan Lyceum poll shows that roughly 74 percent believe requiring an ID at the polls in order to vote is a good idea.
"It keeps them from voting more than once, and you need to be over 18 to vote in the country," a woman visiting from New York suggested.
Overall, Texans believe the Economy is the most important national issue, while Terrorism and National Security come in second, and Immigration comes in third.
"I think the number one issue facing this nation is domestic security," Stronks said.
Just goes to show that Texans may have a few surprises in store come November!