Hart Research President Geoff Garin presents the results of a survey of American opinion on political issues and discusses their implications for the upcoming presidential election.
Geoffrey D. Garin is the president of Peter D. Hart Research Associates. He became president of Hart Research in 1984 after having worked in the firm since 1978 as a senior analyst and vice president.
Timothy E. Wirth
Timothy E. Wirth is the president of the United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund. These organizations were founded in 1998 through a major financial commitment from R.E. Turner to support and strengthen the work of the United Nations.
Mr. Wirth began his political career as a White House fellow under President Lyndon Johnson and was deputy assistant secretary for Education in the Nixon Administration. In 1970, he returned to his home state and successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd Congressional District from 1975-1987. In 1986, Wirth was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Following those two decades of elected politics, Mr. Wirth served in the U.S. Department of State as the first undersecretary for Global Affairs from 1993 to 1997.
Hart Research President Geoff Garin presents poll results that reveal how the dominant issues valued by Americans during election season have shifted over the last few years from terrorism and war to the economy and jobs.
According to recent poll results, the most important quality in a potential president is a commitment to keeping America strong and secure around the world. Hart Research President Geoff Garin also lists other qualities Americans find important.
Geoff Garin discusses the results of a national poll of voters’ opinions and, based on what the poll suggests, proposes the campaign points on which McCain and Obama should focus during their campaigns.