Franklin to present results of new Marquette Law School Poll on April 1

March 27, 2020

New poll looks at how coronavirus is affecting Wisconsin, as well as state and national response to the pandemic

Marquette Law PollMILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will release results of a new statewide poll on Wednesday, April 1, at 12:15 p.m., via posting of a news release and poll data, including toplines and slides, on the Marquette Law Poll website. Results and commentary will be available on Twitter via the @MULawPoll account beginning at the time of release, and a video discussion between Franklin and Mike Gousha about the top headlines of the poll also will be posted Wednesday.

An advisory detailing media availability will be released at a later date.

As Wisconsin and the nation confront the coronavirus epidemic, this new poll examines the public reaction and how Wisconsin voters are being affected. Topics include attention to and concern about the COVID-19 outbreak, the impact of social distancing on people’s lives and jobs, and the extent to which the public believes the social distancing measures are appropriate. We also look to the future, asking about the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for July in Milwaukee; how long it will take for the epidemic to come under control; and the economic outlook for the coming year.

The poll measures approval of the handling of the coronavirus outbreak by President Donald Trump and Gov. Tony Evers. It also includes a final look at the Democratic presidential primary on the April 7 ballot and a look ahead to the November presidential election.

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.

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