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Oct. 27, 2021
MILWAUKEE — The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 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 new statewide survey looks at state politics one year before the 2022 elections for governor and U.S. senator. Respondents were asked about approval, favorability, and support for the reelections of Gov. Tony Evers and of Sen. Ron Johnson. They were also asked about approval of the legislature, favorability ratings for Sen. Tammy Baldwin, and enthusiasm about voting in 2022.
The poll includes questions about confidence in the accuracy of the 2020 election result and reviews of the election by former justice Michael Gableman and by the Legislative Audit Bureau.
As the redistricting process moves ahead, respondents were asked how closely they have been following the proposed plans and how the redistricting process should be conducted. The survey includes measures of concern about inflation, immigration, the coronavirus pandemic, and crime, as well as policy questions concerning gun laws, mask and vaccine mandates, and whether the position of state school superintendent should be elected or appointed.
With schools back in person, the poll also asks if children have fallen behind academically or in their mental and emotional well-being as a result of school disruptions due to COVID-19.
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 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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