Marquette Law School Poll to release results of national surveys on U.S. Supreme Court, political topics, Feb. 21-22

Feb. 19, 2024

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of its national survey of public opinion, over two days, Feb. 21-22, via written releases.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, the Marquette Law School Poll will release results pertaining to public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court. This survey measures public reaction to the Court’s recent major decisions, views of pending cases, and attention to news about the Court. The poll provides the latest trends in national approval of, and confidence in, the Supreme Court, juries in criminal cases, and other institutions, as well as perceptions of the ethical standards of the Court. Familiarity and favorability ratings for each justice are also included. This is the 18th 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, Feb. 22, will set forth findings of the Marquette Law School Poll’s national survey on policy preferences and political topics. This survey includes preferences for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations. Trial heats for the general election between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump and between Biden and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley are included in the poll. The survey also includes support for third party and independent candidates. Views of which candidates would better handle a number of policy issues as well as several candidate characteristics are also measured. The poll updates favorability toward Republican primary candidates as well as Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Several public policy issues are also considered, including aid to Israel and Ukraine, along with America’s role in the world.

The written releases and corresponding data will be distributed and made available on the above-stated dates at 1 a.m. EST, 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 poll director Charles Franklin following the poll’s releases are available on request by contacting Kevin Conway at

Begun in 2012, the Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive statewide polling project in Wisconsin history. Since 2019, the Law School’s surveys of national public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court have expanded the work of the poll both geographically and to a new set of topics of broad importance, and more recently the national survey has included political topics. Franklin has directed the poll since its inception and is a professor of law and public policy at Marquette Law School. His academic articles on partisanship, public opinion, the Supreme Court, and U.S. Senate elections have appeared in major journals and as book chapters. He 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