Marquette University News Release

Marquette Law School Poll director Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ with new poll on candidates and issues

August 15, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will provide the results of a new statewide poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

Coming on the heels of the statewide partisan primary election, this new poll takes a look at how the nominees match up against one another in November’s governor and senate races. The poll also asks what issues are most important to voters in the upcoming campaign.

Beyond the horse race, the poll looks at national issues including tariffs, immigration and the Mueller investigation. State issues include views on criminal justice, taxes, support for public schools and Foxconn, among others. The poll also asks how often people talk about politics with family, friends and co-workers, and how much disagreement they encounter in those conversations.

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. Franklin cofounded 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.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, debates featuring candidates in significant political races, Gousha’s “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars and conferences on significant issues of public importance, the Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for serious civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

The event is open to members of the general public at no cost; registration is required and is available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Chris Jenkins in the Office of Marketing and Communication.

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