Gene, a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, is one of the Republican Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters. Active in Republican campaigns for more than 25 years, Gene has extensive experience on behalf of numerous successful U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, congressional and state legislative campaigns.
In 2014, Gene’s premier congressional clients included Paul Ryan (WI), Mike Bishop (MI), Jeff Denham (CA), and freshmen Bruce Poliquin (ME) and Alex Mooney (WV). Gene also polled on behalf of major independent expenditure efforts in nearly every major U.S. Senate race.
In addition to polling on behalf of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s public employee reforms in 2011, in 2012, Gene polled on behalf of an independent effort against the recall of Governor Walker as well as the successful effort to maintain a majority in the Wisconsin State Senate. Gene also completed research in support of Indiana’s right-to-work legislation.
He has completed research in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the former Yugoslavia, Indonesia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Qatar and Sri Lanka.