New Marquette Law School Poll to be released Aug. 11 (updated)

July 29, 2020

New poll looks at the presidential race in Wisconsin, views of Black Lives Matter protests and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak

Marquette Law PollMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will present results of a new statewide poll on Tuesday, Aug. 11, via a video conversation with Mike Gousha available at 12:15 p.m. A complete news release and poll data, including toplines and slides, will be available shortly after 12:30 p.m. on the Marquette Law School Poll website.

[This release has been updated to reflect the date change from Aug. 5 which was announced on July 30]

Commentary will be available on Twitter via the @MULawPoll account beginning at 12:15 p.m.

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

The August poll focuses on the presidential election campaign and where voters stand on a number of issues. The poll also looks at likely voter turnout, preferences for voting by mail or in-person, and views of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy, the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

The poll continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on respondents’ jobs and financial situations, and their comfort with the reopening of schools in the fall. How views of the protests, the police and the Black Lives Matter movement have changed will also be included.

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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