Lori Weigel (CO)

Lori Weigel is a Partner with Public Opinion Strategies, based in the firm’s Colorado office. Weigel has directed research efforts for hundreds of political and public affairs campaigns throughout the country, including polling on behalf of presidential campaigns in the last four consecutive presidential elections. Over the last 15 years, Weigel has been instrumental in the successful election efforts on behalf of dozens of common sense judges and Attorneys General across the country.

Her political work today is primarily focused on polling for and against ballot measures. She is currently polling on behalf of ballot measure campaigns in states as varied as Illinois, North Dakota, California, Florida, New Jersey, Maine, and Colorado. Her experience polling on policy issues extends to such varied areas as health care, energy, land use, recreation, technology, tort reform/litigation, corporate image, employee/union relations and crisis management.

Formerly serving as the political pollster for Denver’s News 4 and the Rocky Mountain News, she is frequently quoted on politics, including in The New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and other major publications.

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.

Before moving to Colorado, Weigel 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. She lives in Golden with her aspiring scientist daughter and future Major League baseball player son. She can be reached at 303-324-7655 or lori@pos.org.