The UW Badger Poll

The Badger Poll is a statewide random-digit-dial (RDD) telephone survey of approximately 500 Wisconsin adults.  One adult per household is randomly selected to complete the interview. Topics on the Badger Poll include people's opinions about political matters, the economy, and their communities. The Badger Poll also serves as an omnibus survey where clients with an interest in a statewide telephone sample can add questions to the survey.

This project has been generously supported by funds from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Project Director: Chad Kniss
Faculty Investigator: Kathy Cramer Walsh - Website

Data for the Badger Polls are archived with the Data and Information Service Center (DISC). DISC is the central repository of data collections used by the social science research community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A keyword search of the DISC catalog will display all of the Badger Polls currently archived with DISC.

Badger Poll Methodology


Badger Poll #32

Sample Size: 556
Dates in Field: June 17 to July 10, 2011
Response Rate: 39.6% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #31

Sample Size: 535
Dates in Field: November 17 to December 12, 2010
Response Rate: 36.6% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #30

Sample Size: 500
Dates in Field: June 9 to July 10, 2010
Response Rate: 38.2% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #29

Sample Size: 507
Dates in Field: October 29 to November 20, 2009
Response Rate: 38.3% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #28

Sample Size: 593
Dates in Field: April 12 to June 18, 2009
Response Rate: 38.8% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #27

Sample Size: 538
Dates in Field: October 21 to October 29, 2008
Response Rate: 38.1% AAPOR Response Rate 3
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Badger Poll #26

Sample Size: 521
Dates in Field: April 15 to April 24, 2008
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Badger Poll #25

Sample Size: 507
Dates in Field: November 27 to December 5th, 2007
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Badger Poll #24

Sample Size: 502
Dates in Field: June 7th to June 15th, 2007
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Badger Poll #23

Sample Size: 508
Dates in Field: October 18th to October 26th, 2006
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Badger Poll #22

Sample Size: 508
Dates in Field: June 23 to July 2nd, 2006
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Badger Poll #20

Sample Size: 501
Dates in Field: March 8 to 16, 2005
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Badger Poll #19

Sample Size: 503
Dates in Field: January 4 to 12, 2005
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Badger Poll #18 (Pre-Election)

Sample Size: 545
Dates in Field: October 23 to 27, 2004
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Badger Poll #17

Sample Size: 508
Dates in Field: September 15th to 21, 2004
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Badger Poll #16

Sample Size: 504
Dates in Field: June 15 to 23, 2004
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Badger Poll #15

Sample Size: 511
Dates in Field: April 20 to 28, 2004
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Badger Poll #14

Sample Size: 500
Dates in Field: March 23 to 31, 2004
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Badger Poll #13

Sample Size: 502
Dates in Field: January 27 to February 4, 2004
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Badger Poll #12

Sample Size: 510
Dates in Field: December 2 to 9, 2003
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Badger Poll #11

Sample Size: 511
Dates in Field: October 21 to 28, 2003
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Badger Poll #10

Sample Size: 511
Dates in Field: August 18 to 27, 2003
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Badger Poll #9

Sample Size: 503
Dates in Field: May 13 to 21, 2003
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Badger Poll #8

Sample Size: 509
Dates in Field: April 7 to 15, 2003
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Badger Poll #7

Sample Size: 504
Dates in Field: March 4 to 12, 2003
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Badger Poll #6

Sample Size: 504
Dates in Field: February 11 to 19, 2003
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Badger Poll #5

Sample Size: 514
Dates in Field: January 7 to 15, 2003
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Badger Poll #4

Sample Size: 501
Dates in Field: October 24 to 29, 2002
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Badger Poll #3

Sample Size: 539 (oversample of registered voters)
Dates in Field: September 17 to 26, 2002
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Badger Poll #2

Sample Size: 524
Dates in Field: June 8 to 17, 2002
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Inaugural Badger Poll #1

Sample Size: 597
Dates in Field: March 5 to 17, 2002
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