Robert Blizzard is a Partner at Public Opinion Strategies, one of America’s most respected public opinion research firms and described as “the leading Republican polling company” by The New York Times.
As one of the top pollsters in the country, Blizzard’s political experience includes polling for presidential campaigns, major races for U.S. Senate and Governor across the country, party committees and Super PACs, and dozens of Republicans in the U.S. House. Over the past decade, Blizzard has also polled for state legislative caucuses in Alabama, Connecticut, Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon, Michigan, and New York.
In the 2022 midterm election:
• Blizzard polled for two new Members of Congress, including for Dr. Rich McCormick (GA-6) who cruised in November after winning both a competitive Republican primary and run-off election against a Trump-endorsed candidate, and for an independent expenditure on behalf of Anthony D’Esposito (NY-4).
• Blizzard helped guide the return of several other Republicans to Washington, including long-time clients Andy Barr (KY-6), Thomas Massie (KY-4), and Claudia Tenney (NY-24). Blizzard polled for SuperPAC efforts to re-elect both Senator Marco Rubio in Florida as well as Don Bacon (NE-2) in a seat Biden won in 2020.
• Blizzard also polled for several Republican state legislative caucuses, including in Kentucky where the Senate and House picked up seats and built upon their supermajorities, and in Ohio where Republicans kept overwhelming control in Columbus.
In addition to his political expertise, Blizzard also regularly conducts corporate image, messaging, and crisis management research for national and state-based associations, public affairs groups, and Fortune 500 companies on topics related to criminal justice, consumer and customer strategy, education, energy, finance, health care, retail, and tech, among others.
Over the years, Blizzard has overseen extensive qualitative research on a variety of topics and issues around the country – from politics to public policy – moderating hundreds of focus groups and ad-testing groups both in-person and online. During the 2020 election cycle, Blizzard helped center-right clients better understand the key voting constituency of suburban voters by pioneering innovative qualitative research to better understand the attitudes of this swing voter cohort during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A graduate of Clemson University, Blizzard lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two sons.