Marquette Law School Poll to release new poll of Wisconsin voters, Oct. 7

Sept. 30, 2020

Marquette Law PollMILWAUKEE — The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, Oct. 7, via a video conversation between poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha, available at 12:15 p.m. CST. Results will be synchronously released on Twitter via the @MULawPoll account.

A complete news release and poll data, including toplines and slides from the discussion, will be available on the Marquette Law School Poll website, shortly after 12:30 p.m., following the initial webcast.

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

This new Marquette Law School Poll focuses on the nomination to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the public’s reactions to the first presidential debate — have these and other developments shifted voters’ views of the candidates or their vote choices?

The poll also looks at the reaction to extending the mask mandate in Wisconsin as COVID-19 cases have increased in the state in September and the decision by the Big Ten to resume football this fall. The poll asks how voters evaluate the jobs done by President Donald Trump and Gov. Tony Evers in handling the pandemic and when people think things will get back to normal. It also continues to measure opinion regarding the Black Lives Matter protests and the state and federal response to the protests.

For the first time this year, the poll looks at how many people say they have stopped talking about politics with someone because of conflict over the election and compares the results to that of past election cycles.

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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