Thursday, September 5, 2019

UPDATE: Another Scott Fitzgerald and Robin Vos reality check from the Marquette Law School pollsters

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald was first elected to the Wisconsin State Senate in 1994.  He is currently serving his 7th 4-year term.  

August 25-29, 2019

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 2004.  He is currently serving his 8th 2-year term.

August 25-29, 2019

All polls should be taken with a grain of salt, but this latest one from Marquette deserves more than a few.

OK, it was conducted in late summer, but why the uptick in clueless respondents in Madison and the Milwaukee suburbs when asked about Scott Fitzgerald?

As for Robin Vos, the latest Marquette poll shows something of a collective brain fart in Milwaukee and a political epiphany in the Fox Valley.

Related reading:
Half the state hasn't heard of the most powerful lawmakers in Wisconsin, new poll finds.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/4/2019)
Marquette University Law School pollsters dropped a reality check on Wisconsin's political journalists Wednesday: Half the state might not be reading coverage of the state Capitol. New Marquette polling shows about 50% of registered voters in Wisconsin haven't heard of the most powerful lawmakers in the state Legislature — the two men who control which bills will be taken up and who can stop others in their tracks
Actually, it's the third time this year, a Marquette poll has dropped this reality check.

April 11, 2019 update starts here.

April 3-7, 2019

Not much has changed overall since.....

January 16-20, 2019

April 3-7, 2019

His Vosness is breaking through more than Fitz.

January 16-20, 2019

Related reading:
Is Statehouse News Actually Declining, or Just Different?  (Governing, December 2018)
If you look strictly at numbers, it’s hard to escape the notion that state-level journalism is in dire straits these days. To make the most obvious point, there aren’t as many news outlets as there were when the century began. Penelope Muse Abernathy, a journalism professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, reported earlier this year that more than 1,800 newspapers have merged or folded in America since 2004. Roughly 300 weeklies have started up in the same period, but that’s still a net decline of 1,500. Smaller rural communities have suffered the most; according to Abernathy, nearly 200 counties, home to more than 3 million people, have no daily or weekly newspaper. 

Other 1/16-20/2019 Marquette poll posts:
OK, folks, raise your hand if you lied on the first response.  (1/24/2019)
Marquette Law School poll: On the issues and those who legislate them.  (1/24/2019)
Except for impeachment, Trump underwater in Marquette poll questions.  (1/24/2019)
The demographics of Wisconsin supporters and detractors of Donald Trump's border wall.  (1/25/2019)

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