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

September 12, 2018

MILWAUKEE — Marquette Law School Poll Director Charles Franklin will provide the results of a new statewide poll in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

This first post-Labor Day poll continues to track the competition for November’s governor and senate races in Wisconsin, and for the first time this year looks at the race for attorney general. The poll also looks at how voters feel about President Trump’s impact on the Republican party.

Beyond the “horse races,” the poll looks at national issues, including opinions about the Affordable Care Act, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, immigration and free trade. State issues include the quality of highways and of public schools, Foxconn and the state budget, among other topics. The poll also asks about how much attention Wisconsin state government pays to the community where the respondent lives.

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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