My lady friend, a professor at Sam Houston State University is staunchly democrat. She supported Obama last election and had her Obama yard sign peppered not once, but twice with a shotgun. In fact, I challenge anyone to go to Texas and have a group conversation and even suggest something positive about President Obama. You will surely be trounced upon verbally. The peer pressure to conform is enormous. It's as if there is some kind of competition to see who can be the reddest and wear the biggest hat.
Texas is a very unique place.