MILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will release the results of a new statewide survey with an in-person event featuring Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Derek Mosley, director of the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, on Wednesday, June 26, at 12:15 p.m., at Marquette Law School’s Eckstein Hall.

A complete news release and poll data, including toplines, crosstabs, and slides from the discussion, will be available on the Marquette Law School Poll website at 1:15 p.m., following the event.

The event is free and open to the public; registration is required and available online. The program will be available to stream live online on the Marquette Law School website.

Interview availability with Franklin will include a gaggle for media in attendance following the program. Additional virtual and phone interviews will be available in the afternoon. Media interested in attending or scheduling an interview should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at kevin.m.conway@marquette.edu in advance.

The Marquette Law School Poll’s June 2024 survey of Wisconsin includes reaction to the conviction of former President Donald Trump by a New York jury, as well as sentiments on the general election for president and U.S. Senate. Presidential matchups include both President Joe Biden vs. Trump and a six-way contest including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West, Jill Stein, and Chase Oliver. Perceptions of which candidate would handle each of seven issues better and candidate characteristics are also included for Biden and Trump. In the race for U.S. Senate, the poll includes vote choice between Sen. Tammy Baldwin and challenger Eric Hovde and favorability ratings for each. Views of national and state issues are included, along with job-approval ratings for Biden and Gov. Tony Evers and favorability ratings of Trump, Sen. Ron Johnson, and others. There will also be special coverage of views of school performance and education policy.

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. He co-founded pollster.com, an award-winning site for nonpartisan polling analysis. Franklin is a past president of the Society for Political Methodology and an elected fellow of the society; he holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.

Mosley returned to Marquette Law School as the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education director in 2023. After graduating in 1995, he served as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County until 2002, representing the state of Wisconsin in more than 1,000 criminal prosecutions. From 2002 until 2022, Mosley served as a judge of the Milwaukee Municipal Court. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest African American to become a judge in the state of Wisconsin.

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, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about law and public policy matters.

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