Lori Weigel (CO)

Lori Weigel is a Partner with Public Opinion Strategies, based in the firm’s Colorado office. Public Opinion Strategies' clients include 77 Members of Congress, six governors, 15 U.S. Senators and numerous Fortune 500 companies.  The firm also conducts corporate image, crisis management and public policy polling for numerous national associations and Fortune 500 companies, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the National Association of Realtors. The firm is also the Republican partner for the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the National Public Radio poll, and the CNBC poll.

Weigel has directed research efforts for hundreds of political and public affairs campaigns throughout the country, including twice assisting with efforts at the presidential level. Her political work today is primarily focused on polling for and against ballot measures.  In 2010, she polled for three successful measures in Colorado, Oregon and Florida.  She has polled on numerous types of ballot proposals, including judicial reforms (Colorado), banking (Arizona), lawsuit reforms (Nevada), stadiums (Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals), conservation finance (Minnesota, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Utah), education reform, gaming, taxes, and labor issues.

Weigel also has a unique niche as a “conservative conservationist.”  She has polled extensively for conservation organizations, including The Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land, National Wildlife Federation, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Wilderness Society, Smart Growth America, the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University.  This has included extensive research on energy policy, land conservation, and water quality issues.

Formerly serving as the political pollster for Denver’s News 4 and the Rocky Mountain News, she is frequently quoted on politics and her polling has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, the San Diego Union Tribune and the Chicago Tribune.  She has also lectured at numerous universities and women’s political forums.

Her experience polling on policy issues extends to such varied areas as health care, energy, land use, recreation, technology, litigation/trial consulting, corporate image, employee/union relations and crisis management.

Before moving to Colorado, she polled for a Gallup affiliate in Washington D.C., worked on Jack Kemp’s presidential campaign, and for the National Federation of Republican Women.  She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a B.S. in International Politics.  An avid sports fan and film enthusiast, she lives in Golden with her husband and two young children.  She can be reached at lori@pos.org or 303-433-4424.