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State of Wisconsin

History of Reform Efforts: Wisconsin

Opinion Polls and Surveys

Justice at Stake Campaign (2008)
According to a statewide poll, 65% of Wisconsin voters supported a plan to offer public financing to qualified supreme court candidates. 77% agreed that the legislature and the governor needed to take action on judicial campaign reform before the next election.

Justice at Stake (July/2011)
According to a statewide poll, public confidence in the Wisconsin Supreme Court is 33%, and over 80% of respondents were aware of physical and verbal conflicts among justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Asked about their judicial selection system, 23% of respondents supported merit selection, with 18% undecided.