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Sept. 21, 2020
MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School will release the results of a national survey of public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court over the course of three days, Sept. 23-25.
Each day will feature a video conversation between poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, available at 12:15 p.m. CST on the Marquette Law School website. Results and commentary will be synchronously released on Twitter via the @MULawPoll account. The poll was conducted Sept. 8-15.
A news release and poll data for each day’s content, including toplines and crosstabs, will be available at 12:30 p.m. via email and on the Marquette Law School Poll website.
An advisory detailing media availability will be distributed at a later time.
The Marquette Law School Poll on Saturday, Sept. 19, issued its first release of findings from the national survey, completed earlier in the week. That release concerned both public views of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had died the previous day, and the possibility of a nomination to the Supreme Court during this election year
The national survey of over 1,500 respondents is the second conducted by Marquette Law School, after a poll released in October 2019, and focuses on three topics concerning the Court:
The Marquette Law School Poll, begun in 2012, is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history. Since 2019, the Law School’s survey of national public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court has expanded the work of the poll not only geographically but also to an important new set of topics of broad importance. Franklin has directed the poll since its inception and is a professor of law and public policy at Marquette Law School. His scholarly articles on partisanship, public opinion and the Supreme Court, and U.S. Senate elections have appeared in a number of major journals and as book chapters. He is a past president of the Society for Political Methodology and an elected fellow of the society. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
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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