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. In 2014, she polled on behalf of the winning side of statewide ballot measure campaigns in Oregon, California, New Jersey, Florida, Maine, and Colorado, as well as local measures in Michigan, Wyoming and Illinois. 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.
Public Opinion Strategies’ clients include 74 Members of Congress, five governors, 13 U.S. Senators and numerous state legislative caucuses. The firm also conducts corporate image, crisis management and public policy polling for numerous Fortune 500 companies and national industry associations, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Hospital Association, American Beverage Association, and the National Association of Realtors. The firm is also the Republican partner for the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.