Marquette University News Release

Charles Franklin goes “On the Issues” to present new Marquette Law School poll

August 19, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will unveil a new round of poll results in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

Franklin and Gousha will go inside the numbers of the fifth Marquette Law School Poll of the 2014 election year, examining public views on the Wisconsin gubernatorial race, attorney general campaign and other key issues as the countdown to the November election continues.

Has the dead heat in the race for governor changed after a month of intense campaigning? With the candidates now set, how is the attorney general contest shaping up? Do voters see the state surging ahead or lagging behind? And after recent court decisions, how do voters see the issues of photo ID for voters, Act 10 and other public policy matters?

Seating is limited; registration is available online. For those who can’t attend in person, all “On the Issues” events are streamed live online at the following website, which also contains a catalog of past guests.

The Marquette Law School Poll is the most extensive, independent statewide polling project in Wisconsin history. The poll has provided highly accurate estimates of election outcomes and has gauged public opinion on a variety of major policy issues.

Franklin has directed the poll since its inception in 2012 and joined the Marquette faculty on a full-time basis in August 2013, becoming a professor of law and public policy. 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 television 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.

Through the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, public lectures by leading scholars and topical conferences — all open to the community — the Law School serves as a venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

Media interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4745 or christopher.t.jenkins@marquette.edu.

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