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A Look at the 2020 Elections in Wisconsin and the Nation

Published: October 12, 2020

By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS - On October 13, 2017, Charles Franklin, Director of the Marquette University Law School Polls, will provide a view of the presidential campaigns, elections, political issues as part of The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Election Experience 2020. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Attendees are requested to register prior to event at the link on the Election Experience 2020 webpage.

Through the use of the Law School Polls, Professor Franklin provides an analysis of the state of the presidential election in Wisconsin, as well as important issues and races on the state level. Scientific polls assist the public in keeping informed on shifts or trends in issues and policies, as well as gauge the state of partisan sentiment in elections. 

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the Law School, comments, “The Marquette Law School Poll builds on that, offering unique insight into what the people of Wisconsin think about the issues that affect us all.”

Insight into the presidential election is even more important in Wisconsin, as one of the more significant states in the nation for the race. In a September interview with Realclearpolitics.com, Professor Franklin commented on the closeness of the presidential race: “We've averaged about a three to four point Biden lead but this race [in 2016] was decided by 0.77 percentage points … less than 23,000 votes. So, a 1% race is a pretty good bet here.”

Professor Franklin has directed the MU Law School polls since their inception in 2012, and is a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Marquette University. His work combines research and active citizenship; he is the co-founder of Pollster.com, and founder of PollsAndVotes.com, as well as publishing numerous scholarly articles on the Supreme Court, partisanship, and public opinion.

For more information contact Denise Olstinske, olstinske@uwp.edu.

Election Experience 2020

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Media Contact:

Peggy James
Dean of College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
jamesp@uwp.edu | 262-595-2993

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