Renowned UW-Madison political pollster Charles Franklin is taking the "visiting" tag off his professor label and will be joining the Marquette University Law School faculty full time.

Franklin, whose Marquette University Law School poll called every major election correctly in 2012, was a visiting professor at Marquette this past year, according to a news release from the university in Milwaukee.

He has been a professor of political science at UW-Madison since 1992.

"As I welcome this new opportunity, I also appreciate with great fondness two extraordinary decades at UW-Madison and my wonderful colleagues there," Franklin said in a statement.

Franklin is co-founder of Pollster.com, an award-winning website for non-partisan polling analysis.

He has also been on the ABC News election night analysis team since 2002.

Marquette University President Rev. Scott Pilarz said Franklin's appointment to full-time status will broaden the Law School Poll's reach.

"The poll has prompted us to reach beyond traditional academic boundaries, to embrace new and collaborative methods of research and service and to help drive the conversation on important questions affecting the region, state and nation," Pilarz said.

The newest poll results will be presented by Franklin at the Law School on Tuesday.

Reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal

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UWWHITEWATER3569
UWWHITEWATER3569

Every 4 years they roll out Franklin. Given his advanced age he may have about 1 more of the big days. He making the big money now.

hornguy
hornguy

No idea about the particulars of Prof. Franklin's situation, but it's worth noting that he's around 60 years old and has put in 20+ years of service at UW. That means he's eligible to start collecting his WRS annuity and can draw a full salary from Marquette at the same time. He certainly wouldn't be the first senior professor to be motivated in part by that reality, and he certainly wouldn't be the last. Plus, it sounds like Marquette wants to expand its polling operations and Prof. Franklin is certainly a great fit in that regard.

mmuoio
mmuoio

UW continues to slide in to total mediocrity.....is it any wonder with the leadership they have?

RichardSRussell
RichardSRussell

While it's clear that the UW is the diamond of Wisconsin, Marquette ain't no rhinestone, baby.

MagnusP
MagnusP

With Feingold already there it appears that Marquette is setting itself up to have the best Poli Sci department in the state.

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