Marquette Law School Poll to release results of national surveys on U.S. Supreme Court, political topics, May 24-25

May 18, 2023

Marquette Law Poll LogoMILWAUKEE — The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of its national survey of public opinion, over two days, May 24-25, via written releases.

On Wednesday, May 24, the Marquette Law School Poll will release results pertaining to public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court. The survey looks at national approval of, and confidence in, the Supreme Court, local judges, the legal profession, and other institutions, as well as perceptions of the ethical standards of the Court. The poll surveys opinion concerning cases currently before the Court, variously involving the consideration of race in college admissions and whether a business owner’s religious beliefs can justify denying services to gay or lesbian customers. Views of recent decisions on abortion and same-sex marriage are also included. The survey measures public awareness of and favorability toward each of the nine justices. Respondents are also asked about their view of the Court’s ideological position. This is the 14th installment in a series of nationwide surveys, begun in 2019, measuring public understanding and opinion of the nation’s highest court.

The second release, on Thursday, May 25, will set forth findings of the Marquette Law School Poll’s national survey on policy preferences and political topics. This survey includes Republicans’ preferences for the GOP presidential nomination and support among Democrats for President Joe Biden seeking a second term. The poll updates favorability toward potential Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, among others. On the Democratic side, favorability is measured for Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Marianne Williamson. Trial heats for the general election between Biden and Trump and between Biden and DeSantis are measured. Several public policy issues are also considered, including aid to Ukraine and America’s role in the world and policies concerning guns, abortion, and school choice.

The written releases and corresponding data will be distributed and made available at 1 a.m. EDT on the Marquette Law School Poll website. Embargoed written releases of these national surveys will be available to members of the media who formally register their interest in advance online and agree to stated embargo policies. Reporters who have registered for previous embargoes do not need to register again.

Interviews with Dr. Franklin following the poll’s releases are available on request by contacting Kevin Conway at

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