New Marquette Law School Poll to be released Sept. 9

Sept. 2, 2020

New poll will provide fresh 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 Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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.

News and results 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 September poll will focus on how the presidential race looks following the party conventions, and in the aftermath of events in Kenosha. The poll will look at voter intentions, how voters feel about the candidates, and who is most likely to vote in the November election.

The poll will also look at how people have responded to the protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and how those responses have changed since June, as well as feelings about police use of deadly force and how President Trump has responded to the protests.

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how comfortable people are with reopening schools are also covered in the poll.

Finally, the poll will take a look at how people see the economy developing, how Trump has handled the economy, and how their personal financial situations look at the end of the summer.

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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