Marquette Law School to release new poll on statewide topics Aug. 17

Aug. 10, 2022

Marquette Law Poll LogoMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will release the results of a new statewide survey with an in-person presentation from Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

A complete news release and poll data, including toplines, crosstabs, and slides from the discussion, will be available on the Marquette Law School Poll website following the event at 1:15 p.m.

The program will be available to stream live online on the Marquette Law School website. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required and available online.

With the return to in-person programming, media availability will include a gaggle for in-person media following the program. Additional virtual and phone interviews with Franklin will be available in the afternoon. Media interested in attending or scheduling an interview should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at in advance.

The Marquette Law School Poll’s August survey of Wisconsin looks at post-primary preferences in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate. The poll includes the public’s views of candidates and incumbent office holders, including approval ratings for President Joe Biden and Gov. Tony Evers, along with the favorability ratings for Sen. Ron Johnson, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, former President Donald Trump, and former Gov. Scott Walker.

The survey asks the public about their opinions on schools, the Jan. 6 hearings, abortion policy, confidence in the 2020 election, legalization of marijuana, and paid family leave. The poll also asks how concerned voters are about public schools, inflation, abortion policy, taxes, gun violence, the COVID-19 pandemic, illegal immigration, crime, and climate change.

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. He co-founded, an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis. Franklin is a past president of the Society for Political Methodology and an elected fellow of the society; he holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

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