- generally support government activity in behalf of those who have less wealth and power while generally opposing government intervention in personal life.
-most successful in the areas of Texas where Hispanics are most numerous, in southern and far western areas of the state and near the border with Mexico.
-Support comes from areas where labor unions are a factor.
-generally do well in Austin, Beaumont-Port Arthur-Orange, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and El Paso.
Socioeconomic and Ethnic Distribution:
-their strength in Texas is based on an uneasy coalition of various socioeconomic classes and ethnic groups, each with a slightly different political agenda.
-Liberal support comes primarily from labor unions, African Americans, Mexican Americans, and certain educated Anglos.
-Most liberal leaders are from the legal, teaching, and other professions.