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Aug. 6, 2021
MILWAUKEE — The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, Aug. 11, via a video conversation between poll director Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha.
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 1 p.m., following the initial webcast.
An advisory detailing media availability will be released at a later date.
The statewide poll takes an extensive look at issues facing the state and nation, including views of election integrity in 2020 and perceptions of crime, inflation and illegal immigration. Respondents were asked about increasing the minimum wage, expanded unemployment benefits, automatic voter registration of eligible 18-year-olds and requiring a photo ID to vote. Several aspects of education in the state were also on the survey, including satisfaction with public schools, funding for K-12 education and special education programs and support for voucher schools.
Wisconsin residents were asked their opinion on national topics such as a major infrastructure spending increase and views of climate change, the police and the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as about vaccination status and views of the coronavirus pandemic. With about 15 months to go to the 2022 elections, the poll release will also look at approval and favorability ratings of Gov. Tony Evers and Sen. Ron Johnson over recent years and how voters view them today.
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 pollster.com, 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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