The Back MicThe Back Mic: Texas Partisan Index for Counties Post-Midterm

This week — Here’s an updated Texas Partisan Index for counties after the 2022 midterm election.
November 25, 2022
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County Partisan Ratings Change After 2022 Midterm

Republicans swept each statewide office this year by double-digit margins. As the headliner, Gov. Greg Abbott pulled in roughly 55 percent of the vote, setting the tone for each statewide race down the ballot.

This provides another data point for the partisan leaning of the state. The Texan’s Texas Partisan Index — an average of all statewide results in a series of consecutive election cycles — pegged the state’s partisan leaning at R-54%. After this midterm, that rating moved to R-56%.

See the new partisan leanings, compared with their old ones, for each county in the state.

CountyCurrent TPI (20-22)Previous TPI (18-20)
RobertsR-97%R-96%
KingR-97%R-96%
BordenR-96%R-95%
GlasscockR-95%R-94%
MotleyR-94%R-93%
ArmstrongR-94%R-93%
HansfordR-94%R-93%
SterlingR-93%R-92%
WheelerR-93%R-93%
ShermanR-93%R-91%
OldhamR-93%R-92%
ShackelfordR-93%R-92%
McmullenR-92%R-91%
HartleyR-92%R-91%
OchiltreeR-92%R-91%
JackR-92%R-91%
ThrockmortonR-92%R-91%
ArcherR-91%R-91%
GainesR-91%R-89%
LipscombR-91%R-90%
CokeR-91%R-91%
StephensR-91%R-90%
CarsonR-91%R-90%
ColemanR-90%R-89%
BaylorR-90%R-88%
CallahanR-90%R-90%
BriscoeR-90%R-89%
LovingR-90%R-88%
GrayR-90%R-90%
MillsR-90%R-89%
San SabaR-90%R-89%
HutchinsonR-90%R-89%
ClayR-90%R-88%
KentR-90%R-89%
DallamR-90%R-87%
DonleyR-90%R-89%
KimbleR-90%R-89%
MontagueR-90%R-88%
CollingsworthR-90%R-88%
RunnelsR-89%R-88%
MartinR-89%R-86%
YoungR-89%R-88%
SabineR-89%R-88%
HemphillR-89%R-88%
EastlandR-89%R-88%
LeonR-89%R-88%
ChildressR-89%R-87%
LavacaR-89%R-87%
HardinR-88%R-87%
IrionR-88%R-87%
BrownR-88%R-87%
Van ZandtR-88%R-87%
GarzaR-87%R-86%
ComancheR-87%R-85%
RainsR-87%R-86%
ScurryR-87%R-86%
HardemanR-87%R-85%
MitchellR-87%R-84%
TylerR-87%R-84%
DickensR-87%R-86%
HamiltonR-87%R-86%
HallR-87%R-84%
UptonR-87%R-85%
AndrewsR-86%R-84%
EdwardsR-86%R-84%
JonesR-86%R-84%
YoakumR-86%R-84%
WiseR-86%R-85%
WoodR-86%R-85%
JacksonR-86%R-84%
SomervellR-86%R-85%
ConchoR-86%R-84%
UpshurR-86%R-84%
FranklinR-86%R-85%
ReaganR-86%R-84%
RealR-85%R-85%
CottleR-85%R-83%
ParmerR-85%R-82%
CraneR-85%R-81%
DeltaR-85%R-84%
Live OakR-85%R-84%
HaskellR-85%R-82%
CookeR-85%R-84%
LynnR-85%R-81%
MccullochR-85%R-86%
BosqueR-84%R-83%
ParkerR-84%R-84%
StonewallR-84%R-82%
WinklerR-84%R-80%
ErathR-84%R-83%
HoodR-84%R-83%
KnoxR-84%R-81%
HockleyR-84%R-82%
MadisonR-84%R-80%
DewittR-84%R-82%
Palo PintoR-84%R-82%
LambR-83%R-81%
PanolaR-83%R-82%
FanninR-83%R-82%
OrangeR-83%R-82%
JasperR-83%R-81%
MasonR-83%R-81%
MooreR-83%R-80%
MenardR-83%R-81%
TrinityR-83%R-81%
ChambersR-83%R-82%
FreestoneR-83%R-81%
CochranR-83%R-80%
HillR-83%R-81%
San JacintoR-83%R-81%
FoardR-83%R-77%
HopkinsR-83%R-81%
FloydR-83%R-77%
CassR-82%R-80%
AustinR-82%R-81%
ShelbyR-82%R-80%
HendersonR-82%R-81%
RandallR-82%R-82%
NewtonR-82%R-79%
BanderaR-82%R-81%
LlanoR-82%R-81%
GillespieR-82%R-82%
SchleicherR-82%R-80%
FayetteR-82%R-80%
SwisherR-82%R-78%
SuttonR-82%R-78%
FisherR-81%R-78%
LibertyR-81%R-80%
WardR-81%R-76%
TerryR-81%R-78%
HowardR-81%R-79%
WilbargerR-81%R-78%
LamarR-81%R-79%
LampasasR-81%R-80%
BurlesonR-81%R-79%
CherokeeR-81%R-79%
BaileyR-81%R-78%
AndersonR-81%R-79%
DawsonR-81%R-77%
MidlandR-81%R-79%
RuskR-80%R-79%
NolanR-80%R-78%
LeeR-80%R-78%
Red RiverR-80%R-78%
CastroR-80%R-76%
PolkR-80%R-78%
KendallR-80%R-80%
GrimesR-79%R-77%
HaleR-79%R-76%
BurnetR-79%R-78%
MilamR-79%R-76%
ColoradoR-79%R-77%
KerrR-79%R-78%
HuntR-79%R-77%
AransasR-79%R-77%
GoliadR-78%R-77%
WashingtonR-78%R-77%
JohnsonR-78%R-78%
GonzalesR-78%R-75%
HoustonR-78%R-76%
GraysonR-78%R-76%
LimestoneR-78%R-76%
San AugustineR-77%R-75%
KarnesR-77%R-72%
CrockettR-77%R-74%
TaylorR-76%R-76%
AngelinaR-76%R-74%
BlancoR-76%R-75%
WilsonR-76%R-75%
NavarroR-76%R-74%
CrosbyR-76%R-72%
TitusR-76%R-73%
HarrisonR-76%R-73%
CampR-75%R-72%
EctorR-75%R-72%
MontgomeryR-75%R-75%
MatagordaR-75%R-72%
Deaf SmithR-75%R-72%
Tom GreenR-75%R-74%
WhartonR-75%R-72%
KinneyR-75%R-71%
ComalR-74%R-74%
TerrellR-74%R-70%
RobertsonR-74%R-70%
CalhounR-74%R-71%
BowieR-74%R-72%
WichitaR-74%R-72%
SmithR-73%R-71%
MorrisR-73%R-70%
PotterR-73%R-71%
MedinaR-73%R-72%
VictoriaR-72%R-71%
RockwallR-72%R-72%
FallsR-72%R-69%
GreggR-72%R-70%
CoryellR-71%R-69%
MarionR-70%R-72%
WalkerR-70%R-67%
LubbockR-70%R-68%
NacogdochesR-69%R-67%
EllisR-69%R-70%
RefugioR-68%R-66%
AtascosaR-68%R-65%
KaufmanR-68%R-69%
PecosR-68%R-65%
WallerR-68%R-64%
KenedyR-67%R-59%
San PatricioR-66%R-64%
MclennanR-66%R-64%
HudspethR-66%R-61%
BeeR-66%R-62%
GuadalupeR-65%R-64%
GalvestonR-64%R-62%
Jeff DavisR-62%R-62%
BrazosR-62%R-60%
BrazoriaR-61%R-61%
UvaldeR-60%R-57%
BellR-58%R-57%
BastropR-58%R-58%
ReevesR-58%R-52%
DentonR-58%R-58%
CollinR-57%R-57%
CaldwellR-56%R-55%
Val VerdeR-56%R-51%
JeffersonR-54%R-50%
BrewsterR-53%R-51%
NuecesR-53%R-51%
TarrantR-53%R-53%
WilliamsonR-52%R-52%
LasalleR-52%D-53%
Jim WellsR-52%D-51%
KlebergR-52%D-51%
FrioR-51%D-53%
CulbersonR-51%D-57%
Fort BendD-51%D-53%
HarrisD-53%D-55%
HaysD-54%D-54%
ZapataD-56%D-61%
BexarD-57%D-57%
CameronD-57%D-61%
WillacyD-60%D-63%
HidalgoD-60%D-65%
MaverickD-60%D-66%
DuvalD-61%D-67%
StarrD-61%D-70%
DallasD-63%D-63%
DimmitD-65%D-68%
WebbD-65%D-69%
BrooksD-65%D-70%
El PasoD-68%%D-69%
Jim HoggD-68%D-71%
ZavalaD-70%D-75%
PresidioD-70%D-71%
TravisD-70%D-71%

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