MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will release the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, March 2, via a video conversation between poll director Dr. Charles Franklin and Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy.
A complete news release and poll data, including toplines and slides from the discussion, will be available on the Marquette Law School Poll website, shortly after 1 p.m., following the initial webcast.
An advisory detailing media availability will be released at a later date.
The first Marquette Law School Poll survey of Wisconsin in 2022 looks at the candidates for governor and U.S. Senate and the early preferences in the Republican and Democratic primaries to be held in August.
Latest public approval ratings for President Joe Biden, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin legislature will be released, along with favorability ratings for Sen. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, former President Donald Trump and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, as well as for Biden and Evers.
Public concern over the issues of inflation, unemployment, immigration and the coronavirus pandemic are measured in the survey. Issue preferences on legalization of marijuana, expansion of school vouchers, control over curriculum and other education topics are included in the survey.
Other items include confidence in the 2020 election results, vaccination status and confidence in sources of coronavirus information. Attention to politics and enthusiasm for voting in 2022 are also measured.
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 professor of law and public policy at Marquette Law School. In 2005, Franklin co-founded pollster.com, an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis.
Borsuk has been the Law School’s senior fellow in law and public policy since 2009, after decades of service at the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a reporter, columnist, and editor; he continues to write a Sunday column on education issues for the Journal Sentinel.
Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School serves as the region’s leading venue for civil discourse about law and public policy matters.