Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on state and national issues

January 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will provide the results of a new statewide poll in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Jan. 24, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Tony Evers became Wisconsin’s 46th governor on Jan. 7 with a call to transcend divisiveness. But do Wisconsin voters think the Democratic governor and the Republican-controlled legislature are trying to reach across the partisan divide?

Franklin will report the findings of the first Marquette Law School Poll since the November election. He examines the pulse of voters on issues where the Evers administration is at odds with the legislature: in particular, tax and spending priorities, health care and school funding.

In addition to state politics, the poll will provide an overview of voter opinions on the 2020 presidential race, with a look at President Trump’s approval rating, the proposed border wall, the government shutdown, and his appeal as a candidate for a second term, along with a first look at how voters rate the Democratic field in the race for the White House.

The Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history. Franklin has directed the poll since its inception in 2012 and is a professor of law and public policy at Marquette Law School. In 2005 Franklin co-founded, an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis, and is a member of the ABC News election-night analysis team.

Gousha, an award-winning broadcast journalist, is the Law School’s distinguished fellow in law and public policy. His “On the Issues” series of conversations with newsmakers supports Marquette Law School’s commitment to serve as a modern-day public square for the city of Milwaukee, the state of Wisconsin and beyond.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Lynn Sheka, senior director of university communication, at


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