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Be sure to attend our Aug. 24 event with Marquette poll director Charles Franklin for more discussion of the state's gold standard poll.
The Recombobulation Area is a six-time Milwaukee Press Club award-winning weekly opinion column and online publication written and published by veteran Milwaukee journalist Dan Shafer. Learn more about it here.
The Marquette University Law School Poll is the state’s gold standard of measuring where voters stand, so here at The Recombobulation Area, we take a close look at each new poll.
This is the first poll following the Aug. 9 primary, as we shift to the general election races between Mandela Barnes and Ron Johnson, and Tony Evers and Tim Michels. We break down each of those head-to-head matchups, take a deep dive on Ron Johnson’s favorability, and break down results on abortion, paid leave, election issues, and more.
Here at The Recombobulation Area, have been writing a breakdown of every new edition of the Marquette University Law School Poll since we launched three years ago. Now, we’re going to be discussing the poll live with poll director Charles Franklin and Marquette University’s John D. Johnson live and in person next week.
The event is free, there will be a cash bar, and it’s in a great location, at Dandy on West Vliet Street in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood.
(And do our gracious hosts a favor and register on Eventbrite, it will help all of us plan for the event.)
The Recombobulation Area is partnering with Heartland Signal and WCPT 820AM, progressive radio based in Chicago. You’ll be able to read two columns on Wisconsin politics every month on Heartland Signal’s brand new opinion section, and listen to Dan Shafer join Patti Vasquez on “Driving it Home” every Wednesday at 5 p.m. Follow @HeartlandSignal on Twitter.
Be sure to tune in next week at 2 p.m. when Dan Shafer joins Edwin Eisendrath. Listen live on Heartland Signal.
Dan Shafer is a journalist from Milwaukee who writes and publishes The Recombobulation Area. He previously worked at Seattle Magazine, Seattle Business Magazine, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine, and BizTimes Milwaukee. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Heartland Signal, Belt Magazine, WisPolitics, and Milwaukee Record. He’s won 13 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards. He’s on Twitter at @DanRShafer.
Follow Dan Shafer on Twitter at @DanRShafer.