Marquette University News Release

New Marquette Law School Poll to be released October 31

October 30, 2012

Event Information
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012
Time: 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Place: Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall

Last numbers on Wis. Presidential and Senate races before election

With about one week to go before the election, a new Marquette Law School Poll will be released Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will focus on the Wisconsin race for president and U.S. Senate. The results will be discussed at “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. CDT in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan Street. . The complete poll results will be issued online at and via press release when the event concludes at 1:15 p.m. CDT.

Results will be available by watching On the Issues webcast live online, or follow the event on Twitter at @MULawPoll at 12:15 that day.  When the event begins, the webcast will be available by clicking the “watch now” button on the registration page.

Running throughout the year, the Marquette University Law School Poll provides a comprehensive, independent survey of voter attitudes in Wisconsin. It is the largest independent polling project in state history. Monthly polls measure voter attitudes toward the 2012 presidential and U.S. Senate elections; citizen reaction to current state policy debates and recall elections; and a wide range of opinions among Wisconsin voters.

The polling initiative is led by Professor Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy and a nationally recognized expert in polling and voter analyses. Other contributors include Marquette Law School’s Mike Gousha and Alan Borsuk. Franklin co-founded, which became an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis. He is a member of the ABC News election-night analysis team. He has been a professor of political science at UW-Madison for the past 20 years.

Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy and an award-winning journalist, continues his “On the Issues” series of provocative and insightful interviews with local and national public officials, journalists and other newsmakers throughout the year.

Registration for the event can be completed 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. Media interested in attending should contact Brigid Miller in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-7445 or


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Chris is the Associate Director of University Communication in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Chris at (414) 288-4745 or View all posts by .