Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, to go ‘On the Issues,’ Nov. 10

Nov. 9, 2020

Dr. Charles FranklinMILWAUKEE — Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, will look back on the 2020 election cycle, as the featured guest during an upcoming virtual “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The video will be available at 12:15 p.m. on the Marquette University Law School website.

Franklin and Gousha will discuss the process behind the Marquette Law School Poll, and what was learned from the polling that was done in the months leading up to the Nov. 3 presidential election. The conversation will address some of the most frequently asked questions about the Marquette Law School Poll, such as what the surveys aim to show, how respondents are chosen, what weighting is and when is it used, and how questions are formulated.

Looking beyond the Marquette poll, they will also take up such matters as the difference among polling, aggregating, and forecasting; how the polling industry may evolve; and what impact the 2020 election results may have on future use of this social sciences tool.

The Marquette Law 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.

The virtual “On the Issues” is available to members of the general public.

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, conferences on significant issues of public importance and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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