Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin goes 'On the Issues'

New poll previews possible presidential matchups and gauging voter attitudes on critical state and national issues

Aug. 28, 2019

Charles FranklinMILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will discuss the results of a new statewide poll in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

  • Watch the Marquette Law School Poll results webcast here

How do voters view the field for the Democratic primaries and how do the top candidates match up with President Donald J. Trump? The poll also looks at preferences for the Democratic presidential nomination.

This is the first Marquette Law School Poll since April and will look at national issues and how they affect the state of Wisconsin. Franklin will examine public reaction to gun control proposals, tariffs, immigration, and public perception of Trump’s presidency.

The poll also provides a look at how the state views the favorability and approval of those in Wisconsin politics, including Gov. Tony Evers, State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and the state legislature.

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. 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 Kevin Conway in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or

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Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or