New Marquette Law School Poll to be released May 12

May 5, 2020

New poll looks at how Wisconsin citizens are dealing with personal, economic impact of coronavirus pandemic

Marquette Law School PollMILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will release the results of a new statewide poll on Tuesday, May 12, via a video conversation with Mike Gousha that will be made 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 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 May installment of the poll will look at how Wisconsin citizens are dealing with the personal and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic: How much have their lives been disrupted? What’s been the impact on childcare and children’s education? Looking ahead, the poll asks when people think they might get back to normal and how comfortable they would be eating out, shopping, or going to religious services or sporting events. There are also questions regarding reaction to demonstrations calling for reopening the state and whether opening too fast or not fast enough is the greater risk.

Respondents are asked to evaluate how public officials, including the governor, president and legislature, have handled the response to the epidemic. And, with the April presidential primary having happened, the poll asks about vote-by-mail options for the November election, and it will also take a look at the presidential horse race.

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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