Glen Bolger is one of the Republican Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters. He is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm whose clients include leading political figures, Fortune 500 companies, and major associations. Public Opinion Strategies has twelve U.S. Senators, seven governors, and 59 members of Congress as clients.
Glen is the only pollster to be a three time winner of the “Republican Pollster of the Year” award from the American Association of Political Consultants, winning the prestigious award for his work in 2002, 2009, and 2012.
In 2016, Glen polled for candidates, SuperPACs, and Independent Expenditures in twelve U.S. Senate races, of which eleven Republicans won, including top tier races of North Carolina, Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Glen also polled for the successful GOP takeover of the Minnesota State Senate, and more than 20 successful Congressional campaigns.
In 2014, Glen polled for Senators-elect Thom Tillis and Mike Rounds, as well as joining Senator Pat Roberts’ campaign team in the last three weeks of the race. Glen also polled for SuperPACs in three other Republican Senate victories. Glen also polled in five successful Governor’s races, and 22 winning Congressional campaigns.
In 2012, Glen polled for three new Republican members of Congress, and his firm polled for nearly one-third of the House freshmen. Glen also served as pollster for Super PACs in twelve additional congressional wins, and for the Republican Governor’s Association Independent Expenditure campaign in North Carolina, the only gubernatorial campaign to change partisan control. In addition, Glen was the pollster for Restore Our Future, the Mitt Romney Super PAC which played a key role in Romney’s primary wins, and he was part of the polling team for American Crossroads.
In 2010, Glen served as pollster for the successful campaigns of five Senators, one Governor, and 27 Members of Congress. In addition, Glen served as the pollster for seven successful major statewide Independent Expenditure campaigns, as well as the largest Independent Expenditure in the congressional races, working in 76 congressional races, including 49 of the seats Republicans took away from Democrats. Overall, Glen polled in 53 of the 63 Republican pick-up districts.
In state legislative races, Glen has polled for successful Republican legislative candidates in Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington State.
Glen’s corporate polling experience includes crisis management polling for some of the top issues in recent years, as well as image and message work for major clients such as Wal-Mart, Bank of America, BlueCross BlueShield of Florida, Tyson Foods, BNSF Railway, Catholic Health Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the American Petroleum Institute and numerous Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to co-founding Public Opinion Strategies, Glen was the Director of Survey Research & Analysis for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the political arm of the House Republican Conference. He is a graduate from The American University in Washington, D.C. Glen and his wife Carol have three daughters.