New Marquette Law School Poll to be released June 24

June 17, 2020

New poll looks at how Wisconsin citizens are reacting to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and policing issues raised in its aftermath 

Marquette Law PollMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, June 24, via a video conversation between poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha, available at 12:15 p.m. A complete news release and poll data, including toplines and slides, will be available at 12:30 p.m. on the Marquette Law School Poll website.

Results and 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 June poll focuses on reaction to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May and the subsequent protests across the nation. The poll asks about police use of force in general and specifically about the deaths of Black Americans in encounters with the police. Support for restructuring the role of the police and for defunding the police are also measured.

The poll continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on respondents’ jobs and financial situations, and their comfort with returning to a variety of activities, including the reopening of schools in the fall.

It also tracks the presidential race between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, along with measures of how voters see each candidate and how they assess Trump’s job performance across several issues.

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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