New Marquette Law School Poll to be released Oct. 28

Oct. 21, 2020

Marquette Law PollMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, Oct. 28, via a video conversation between poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha.

The video will be available at 12:15 p.m. CST on the law school website. 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.

The final pre-election Marquette Law Poll of 2020 focuses on vote choice and views of the candidates for president. The poll looks at which groups are supporting each candidate and how voters perceive the candidates. Respondents also shared their expectation for the outcome of the race and the integrity of the voting and counting process.

This survey takes a detailed look at who is likely to vote and how many are voting by absentee, early in-person or on Election Day. Also, which voters are most enthusiastic about voting and how does vote choice vary with likelihood of voting?

The poll continues to monitor opinions about the coronavirus pandemic, use of masks, comfort with dining at a restaurant and views how well public officials have handled the public health emergency.

The Marquette Law 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.

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or