Marquette Law School National Poll on the U.S. Supreme Court

Marquette Law School National Poll on the U.S. Supreme Court
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The Marquette Law School Poll will release the results of its most recent national survey of public opinion over two days, Jan 25-26. Although several programs offered in the Law School’s Lubar Center have resumed “in person,” these national results will be released online only, via written releases and video conversations between poll director Charles Franklin and Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy.

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, the Marquette Law School Poll will release results pertaining to public opinion about the U.S. Supreme Court. The releases look at approval of, and confidence in, the Supreme Court and other institutions. The poll surveys opinion concerning cases currently before the Court, involving the consideration of race in college admissions, whether a business owner’s religious beliefs can justify denying services to gay or lesbian customers, and the extent to which state legislatures have the power to regulate federal elections free of state court review. Views of recent decisions on abortion and same sex marriage are also included. Respondents are also asked about their view of the Court’s ideological position. This is the 12th installment in a series of nationwide surveys, begun in 2019, measuring public understanding and opinion of the nation’s highest court.

The second release, on Thursday, Jan. 26, will concern findings of the Marquette Law School Poll’s national survey of policy preferences and political topics. This survey updates favorability toward potential Republican candidates, including former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. On the Democratic side, favorability is measured for President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. and Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The new Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, and the previous Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, are also included. Trial heats between Trump and DeSantis for the Republican nomination and, for the general election, between Biden and Trump and between Biden and DeSantis are measured. A number of public policy issues are also considered, including aid to Ukraine and America’s role in the world. 
Discussion will be available via the “Watch Now” button above. Each video and written release and corresponding data will be available at 6 a.m. ET (5 a.m. CT) on the Marquette Law School Poll website

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