Charles Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ Thursday, Feb. 27, with results of new Marquette Law School Poll

Feb. 20, 2020

New poll looks at views of the Democratic presidential primary, the 2020 general election and state and national issues

Dr. 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,” Thursday, Feb. 27, 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.

Now that the presidential nominating contests have begun, are Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary voters shifting their support of the candidates? Have views of the candidates changed since January? Whom do Democrats see as the strongest candidate in the fall? This poll will also look ahead to November 2020 and how the general election contest is shaping up between President Donald Trump and several possible Democratic nominees.

The poll also asks voters their views on health policy, trade and the end of the impeachment process.

In Wisconsin issues, the poll will look at the state budget, school referenda, property taxes and the direction of the state, as well as evaluations of Gov. Tony Evers and Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin.

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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