Our Firm

Public Opinion Strategies is a market research company specializing in corporate and public policy research, with offices in Washington and Denver. Since our founding in 1991, we have completed more than 19,000 research projects and interviewed more than eight million Americans across the United States. The projects have ranged in scope from neighborhood studies to national samples in all 50 states. Internationally, we have completed research projects in Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Guam, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Venezuela, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. As our roots are in political campaign management, our research is focused on producing information that compels decisions – and then results.

Here’s who we are not: a passive participant that simply produces numbers.

  • We are strategic partners.
  • We use data to make decisions.
  • We don’t hesitate to have an opinion, make a judgment, and then live or die by the results.

Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, our nationwide presence is achieved through our strategically sited offices in Colorado. Nine partners and two Vice Presidents conduct research throughout the country on a wide array of campaigns and issues. About half of our research is conducted in the realm of public affairs – there isn’t an issue facing our country that we haven’t explored. The other half of our work continues to be dedicated to winning elections – from City Council to the Presidential level – and we’ve done so at an unparalleled success rate.

Across both political and public affairs research, as our tag line suggests, we work with our clients “Turning Questions into Answers.”

Public Opinion Strategies helped us to clarify what we wanted to learn and then conducted research and analysis that shed light even beyond the questions we set out to ask. They were very receptive to our suggestions, responsive to our queries, and flexible when we needed them to be.

Public Opinion Strategies has consistently offered unparalleled advice and spot-on polling that has shaped how and where we spent money and deploy key resources. Additionally, they have always been an excellent steward of limited campaign resources, ensuring we spend wisely and not a dollar more than necessary in order to get the information we need.

Robert Blizzard and Public Opinion Strategies did a great job for us throughout our successful campaign for Congress. Robert gave us accurate data, spot on analysis, and professional advice, all of which were essential to our victory.

Public Opinion Strategies is one of our go-to pollsters when it comes to testing public support for bond ballot measures and other initiative proposals. They are available to provide ongoing consultation with regard to crafting of ballot questions, public outreach messaging, and related efforts.

ACLI has worked with Public Opinion Strategies for decades, through several tough industry battles—often ones in which public opinion does not naturally fall on the side of insurers. Yet Bill and his team consistently provide invaluable strategic advice by refining our messages and helping us frame our issues in a way that makes them understandable and persuasive.

The data from Public Opinion Strategies provided important insight and informed our public awareness campaign. We sincerely appreciate their professionalism and expertise in this arena.

Nicole McCleskey and the team at Public Opinion Strategies have been invaluable to me, both during my campaigns and as Governor of the State of New Mexico. It’s not just the accuracy of their numbers, but guiding the overall strategy that makes them so valuable.

Public Opinion Strategies has been a part of our team in Missouri for more than a decade. With their data and guidance, Republicans here were able to attain a majority in the House in 2002 for the first time in fifty years, and we have been able to grow that majority to the point that we now have a record, veto-proof majority.

Lori Weigel from Public Opinion Strategies reviewed our needs and guided us toward asking the right questions. Her reporting was easy to follow and her interpretation of the data provided clear decision points.

In my tenure at two leading business associations, facing huge and complex consumer issues, I have benefitted enormously from the objective advisory skills of Bill and his team. They do their homework, they are rigorous, dispassionate and thoughtful. Turning questions into answers is a clever tag, but it’s also an apt description of the professional talents of the firm.

I consider Public Opinion Strategies to be a part of our team. That is the way we have always worked. They have helped us to understand our needs and fashioned research solutions to meet those needs. They have helped us to meet killer deadlines by being flexible, executing rapidly, and insuring quality. Teamwork is the best way to describe it.

Accuracy, speed, and deep knowledge of key issues and public sentiment are the hallmarks of quality opinion research, and on these measures Public Opinion Strategies consistently delivers. I have had the pleasure of working with Public Opinion Strategies for more than 15 years on dozens of issues, and they are undoubtedly the gold standard.

Public Opinion Strategies’ track record of success and wealth of experience in political campaigns and issue advocacy are why they are one of the most trusted and well respected public opinion firms in Washington, D.C. Their insights and perspectives have helped to inform a wide array of public affairs activities across multiple industries.