Gene Ulm


Gene Ulm is a partner at Public Opinion Strategies, one of America’s largest and most respected public opinion research firms.  Gene has been with the firm since its founding in 1991.

Gene is one of the Republican Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters. Active in Republican campaigns for almost 40 years, Gene has extensive experience on behalf of numerous successful U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, congressional and state legislative campaigns. He has been involved in multiple independent expenditure efforts on behalf of Republican senators, governors and congressional campaigns — including two of the GOP’s 2022 House pick-ups.

Gene’s premier congressional clients include House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (LA), Chuck Fleischmann (TN), Andy Barr (KY), Alex Mooney (WV), Mike Gallagher (WI), and Guy Reschenthaler (PA).

In addition to his political work, Gene is heavily involved in public affairs efforts in the health care, energy, gaming and other highly regulated industry sectors. He was part of the polling team that helped to pass USMCA (NAFTA 2.0) as well as the landmark 2017 tax reform. His work has been used to guide energy expansion and construction from pipelines to wind turbines.  He has contributed to the success of public-private partnerships ranging from infrastructure to the siting of new paper mills and waste cleanup sites.

Gene continues to be a leader in the research and development of quantitative methodologies in support of public policy, public affairs and political research.

He has completed research in Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the former Yugoslavia, Indonesia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan, Qatar, Guyana, and Sri Lanka.

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