Marquette Law School Poll: August 30 - September 3, 2020

Registered voters

This file contains registered voter crosstabulations of each non-demographic question with variables for sex, age, education, income, party identification with leaning independents, party identification without leaners, marital status, race and ethnicity, religious service attendance, religious affiliation, born again or evangelical identification, political ideology, and region of the state. To calculate the numeric size of a response, multiply the percent by the subsample size, indicated in the “n” column. Statistics for very small samples (such as “Don’t Know” responses) have very high margins of error and should be disregarded.

Q1: Follow politics

Some people seem to follow what's going on in politics most of the time, whether there's an election going on or not. Others aren't that interested. Would you say you follow what's going on in politics most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all?
Most of the time Some of the time Only now and then Hardly at all n
sex
Male 69 21 7 4 389
Female 69 24 4 4 413
age
18-29 46 40 9 5 119
30-44 57 30 7 6 177
45-59 76 18 3 2 194
60+ 80 14 3 3 308
education
Not HS 36 49 15 0 27
HS 68 23 4 5 209
Some Coll 71 18 6 6 156
AA 60 29 7 4 99
BA+ 73 21 4 2 302
income
Under $40k 59 26 7 8 186
$40k to $74k 71 24 3 2 253
$75k up 74 19 5 2 245
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 73 19 4 3 238
Independent 63 25 7 5 327
Democrat 73 22 2 3 224
Other/None 63 11 25 0 14
party ID, leaners separate
Rep 73 19 4 3 238
Lean Rep 69 22 6 2 119
Ind 45 38 14 3 67
Lean Dem 66 22 5 7 141
Dem 73 22 2 3 224
Other/None 63 11 25 0 14
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 72 20 5 3 357
Independent 45 38 14 3 67
Democrat 70 22 3 5 365
Other/None 63 11 25 0 14
marital status
Married 72 21 3 3 490
Widow/Div/Sep 65 23 7 5 161
Never Married 60 26 9 4 141
NA/Ref 76 8 11 4 10
race and ethnicity
White 70 22 4 3 656
Black 54 33 8 4 40
Hispanic 62 28 5 6 56
Other 61 15 13 12 31
religious service attendance
More than once a week 57 33 2 7 59
Once a week 73 21 5 1 215
Once or twice a month 73 20 6 2 137
A few times a year 74 20 1 5 117
Seldom 60 30 4 6 130
Never 66 19 10 5 134
Don't know 77 23 0 0 3
religious preference
Born again Protestant 65 24 7 4 142
Mainline Protestant 73 20 3 4 216
Roman Catholic 67 24 5 4 222
No religion 62 26 9 3 132
Other religion 84 12 2 2 57
ideology
Very conservative 77 21 2 0 66
Conservative 69 22 6 3 252
Moderate 64 26 5 5 296
Liberal 77 19 3 2 103
Very liberal 82 9 3 6 49
Don't know 50 34 14 2 23
labor union membership
respondent 69 21 4 6 67
another household member 56 32 0 12 41
nobody in household 69 22 5 3 678
Don't know 57 17 21 5 9
region of Wisconsin
MKE City 64 25 5 6 70
Rest of MKE 70 18 7 5 249
MSN 68 25 5 2 147
GB/A 73 23 3 1 152
Rest of state 65 25 6 4 184

Q2: Chances of voting

What are the chances that you will vote in the November 2020 general election for president, Congress, and other offices -- are you absolutely certain to vote, very likely to vote, are the chances 50-50, or don't you think you will vote?
Absolutely certain Very likely 50-50 Will not vote Don't know n
sex
Male 84 6 7 2 0 389
Female 87 8 3 2 0 413
age
18-29 70 14 10 4 2 119
30-44 81 10 8 1 0 177
45-59 93 4 2 1 0 194
60+ 90 5 3 1 0 308
education
Not HS 87 6 0 7 0 27
HS 82 6 8 3 1 209
Some Coll 82 8 8 2 0 156
AA 87 9 4 0 0 99
BA+ 89 8 2 1 0 302
income
Under $40k 76 10 8 4 1 186
$40k to $74k 86 8 4 1 0 253
$75k up 91 6 3 0 0 245
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 90 5 4 1 0 238
Independent 82 8 6 3 1 327
Democrat 87 9 3 0 0 224
Other/None 84 5 11 0 0 14
party ID, leaners separate
Rep 90 5 4 1 0 238
Lean Rep 86 7 5 1 0 119
Ind 68 11 17 3 0 67
Lean Dem 84 6 3 5 1 141
Dem 87 9 3 0 0 224
Other/None 84 5 11 0 0 14
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 89 6 4 1 0 357
Independent 68 11 17 3 0 67
Democrat 86 8 3 2 1 365
Other/None 84 5 11 0 0 14
marital status
Married 91 5 3 1 0 490
Widow/Div/Sep 83 8 4 4 0 161
Never Married 69 14 13 3 1 141
NA/Ref 92 8 0 0 0 10
race and ethnicity
White 88 7 4 1 0 656
Black 71 18 4 7 0 40
Hispanic 67 14 15 4 0 56
Other 82 2 9 0 6 31
religious service attendance
More than once a week 89 7 0 4 0 59
Once a week 90 4 4 2 0 215
Once or twice a month 84 10 4 1 0 137
A few times a year 85 10 3 2 0 117
Seldom 85 10 4 0 0 130
Never 80 4 12 2 1 134
Don't know 100 0 0 0 0 3
religious preference
Born again Protestant 85 10 2 3 0 142
Mainline Protestant 91 4 3 1 1 216
Roman Catholic 83 11 4 1 0 222
No religion 81 7 10 2 0 132
Other religion 90 2 4 4 0 57
ideology
Very conservative 96 3 0 1 0 66
Conservative 88 6 5 2 0 252
Moderate 85 8 5 2 0 296
Liberal 82 13 2 2 0 103
Very liberal 89 1 6 0 4 49
Don't know 57 11 22 8 1 23
labor union membership
respondent 85 3 12 1 0 67
another household member 96 3 1 0 0 41
nobody in household 85 8 4 2 0 678
Don't know 69 13 19 0 0 9
region of Wisconsin
MKE City 78 10 9 3 0 70
Rest of MKE 88 5 6 1 0 249
MSN 86 9 4 2 0 147
GB/A 91 7 1 0 1 152
Rest of state 82 9 6 3 0 184

Q3: Economy over last year

Over the past year, do you feel the economy has gotten better, gotten worse, or stayed about the same?
Gotten better Gotten worse Stayed the same Don't know n
sex
Male 29 47 21 2 389
Female 22 56 18 3 413
age
18-29 15 58 19 7 119
30-44 22 57 20 0 177
45-59 32 48 17 4 194
60+ 27 49 21 2 308
education
Not HS 19 45 31 4 27
HS 28 46 22 3 209
Some Coll 22 47 26 4 156
AA 26 49 20 3 99
BA+ 26 59 13 1 302
income
Under $40k 14 60 20 5 186
$40k to $74k 24 52 19 3 253
$75k up 29 51 19 1 245
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 52 25 21 1 238
Independent 20 55 21 2 327
Democrat 5 75 15 4 224
Other/None 8 28 18 27 14
party ID, leaners separate
Rep 52 25 21 1 238
Lean Rep 41 30 24 1 119
Ind 14 54 22 9 67
Lean Dem 5 76 18 0 141
Dem 5 75 15 4 224
Other/None 8 28 18 27 14
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 49 27 22 1 357
Independent 14 54 22 9 67
Democrat 5 76 16 3 365
Other/None 8 28 18 27 14
marital status
Married 28 47 20 3 490
Widow/Div/Sep 25 53 20 2 161
Never Married 16 65 16 3 141
NA/Ref 23 58 0 18 10
race and ethnicity
White 27 49 20 3 656
Black 15 72 13 0 40
Hispanic 8 69 17 5 56
Other 20 56 20 0 31
religious service attendance
More than once a week 19 54 23 5 59
Once a week 34 41 23 2 215
Once or twice a month 27 50 19 3 137
A few times a year 25 50 20 3 117
Seldom 22 56 18 1 130
Never 17 64 16 3 134
Don't know 39 61 0 0 3
religious preference
Born again Protestant 36 40 20 4 142
Mainline Protestant 22 53 20 2 216
Roman Catholic 28 46 24 3 222
No religion 13 66 15 4 132
Other religion 26 67 7 0 57
ideology
Very conservative 63 26 11 0 66
Conservative 42 30 24 3 252
Moderate 16 59 21 3 296
Liberal 3 78 17 2 103
Very liberal 0 91 9 0 49
Don't know 20 46 15 14 23
labor union membership
respondent 16 60 21 1 67
another household member 8 76 14 2 41
nobody in household 27 49 20 3 678
Don't know 32 36 19 13 9
region of Wisconsin
MKE City 12 67 20 0 70
Rest of MKE 27 46 23 4 249
MSN 16 60 16 6 147
GB/A 32 47 19 1 152
Rest of state 30 49 17 1 184

Q4: Economy over next year

Looking ahead, over the next year do you expect the economy to get better, get worse, or stay about the same?
Get better Get worse Stay the same Don't know n
sex
Male 55 14 20 10 389
Female 40 21 22 16 413
age
18-29 43 21 23 13 119
30-44 46 23 25 5 177
45-59 50 16 20 13 194
60+ 49 14 19 17 308
education
Not HS 60 10 5 25 27
HS 54 9 23 13 209
Some Coll 48 22 20 9 156
AA 47 17 22 13 99
BA+ 42 23 22 12 302
income
Under $40k 45 22 20 13 186
$40k to $74k 48 16 23 12 253
$75k up 43 21 23 12 245
party ID, leaners as independents
Republican 69 7 10 13 238
Independent 43 18 26 12 327
Democrat 31 29 27 12 224
Other/None 42 0 15 43 14
party ID, leaners separate
Rep 69 7 10 13 238
Lean Rep 60 8 18 12 119
Ind 35 28 23 12 67
Lean Dem 32 22 33 11 141
Dem 31 29 27 12 224
Other/None 42 0 15 43 14
party ID, leaners as partisans
Republican 66 7 13 13 357
Independent 35 28 23 12 67
Democrat 32 27 29 12 365
Other/None 42 0 15 43 14
marital status
Married 50 16 20 13 490
Widow/Div/Sep 45 19 24 12 161
Never Married 44 23 21 12 141
NA/Ref 23 0 13 63 10
race and ethnicity
White 47 17 22 13 656
Black 52 25 13 9 40
Hispanic 45 25 19 12 56
Other 63 16 10 11 31
religious service attendance
More than once a week 67 8 10 15 59
Once a week 49 12 21 17 215
Once or twice a month 48 18 24 9 137
A few times a year 52 17 17 13 117
Seldom 38 25 25 12 130
Never 42 25 24 9 134
Don't know 100 0 0 0 3
religious preference
Born again Protestant 62 7 20 11 142
Mainline Protestant 51 16 21 10 216
Roman Catholic 47 15 20 16 222
No religion 30 30 27 13 132
Other religion 48 22 19 11 57
ideology
Very conservative 73 4 8 14 66
Conservative 61 10 16 13 252
Moderate 44 18 24 13 296
Liberal 20 40 33 6 103
Very liberal 19 31 26 24 49
Don't know 52 21 9 18 23
labor union membership
respondent 44 26 22 8 67
another household member 34 44 13 9 41
nobody in household 49 15 22 13 678
Don't know 54 17 0 28 9
region of Wisconsin
MKE City 49 23 17 10 70
Rest of MKE 54 12 22 11 249
MSN 42 22 22 14 147
GB/A 43 20 21 15 152
Rest of state 46 18 21 13 184

Q5: Trump’s overall job

Donald Trump job approval, 2-category
Approve Disapprove Don't know n
sex
Male 51 46 2 389
Female 37 61 1 413
age
18-29 32 67 0 119
30-44 38 59 2 177
45-59 54 43 1 194
60+ 46 53 1 308
education
Not HS 40 53 7 27
HS 49 48 2 209
Some Coll