The Lubar Center Team is pleased to bring you the results of the Marquette Law School Poll’s second annual national survey of public opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court. Join Charles Franklin and Mike Gousha for a series of conversations about the poll, from the headlines to various details.
On Saturday, Sept. 19, the Marquette Law School Poll issued its first release of findings from this national survey, completed earlier in the week. That release concerned both public views of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had died the previous day, and the possibility of a nomination to the Supreme Court.
The national survey of over 1500 respondents is the second conducted by Marquette Law School,poll released in October 2019, and focuses on three topics concerning the Court:
Wednesday Sept. 23: How do people view nominations and the justices? How important is the Court to people, and under what circumstances should nominees be confirmed or rejected? How do voters link the Court to their vote for president? Wednesday’s release also looks at how the public views the current justices.
Thursday, Sept. 24: How is the Court doing? The Supreme Court draws strength from its legitimacy in the public eye. How does the current Court stack up in public confidence, both in approval of its work and when compared to other institutions? Beyond confidence in the Court, how willing are Americans to restructure the institution and powers of the Court?
Friday, Sept. 25: What does the public think of recent decisions? The poll asks the public whether it supports or opposes some recent decisions and how it views potential future issues that may come before the Court. What factors structure the public’s views of these issues, and which issues are more salient to which groups of citizens?
We miss seeing everyone and look forward to welcoming you back to the Lubar Center at Marquette Law School for in-person events when things start to return to normal. Until then, we plan to produce online programming to help keep important discussions moving forward in our community.
You will need to click on the words “Watch Now” on this webpage starting any time beginning at 12:15 p.m. on September 23, 24, 25. The program will be not be available until then and the words “Watch Now” will not appear until the day of the event (just prior to the event).