Ed Gillespie, Ed Goeas, and Glen Bolger spoke to reporters at a Monitor Breakfast on Friday, July 8, 2011. They released findings from focus groups Resurgent Republic conducted in late June on the economy, job creation, Medicare reform, and debt limits.
Glen Bolger is one of the Republican Party's leading political strategists and pollsters. He is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm whose clients include leading political figures, Fortune 500 companies, and major associations. Public Opinion Strategies has 18 U.S. Senators, eight governors, and more than 50 Members of Congress as clients.
Roll Call newspaper, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, noted Glen "has quickly emerged as the pollster of choice for House and Senate Republicans."
In the 2006 elections, Glen handled the polling for two winning Senate campaigns, including Bob Corker of Tennessee, three winning Governor's races, and five new Republican Members of Congress.
In 2004, Glen handled the polling for six winning Senators, including John Thune of South Dakota, Richard Burr of North Carolina, Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Jim Bunning of Kentucky. Glen also polled for 27 members of Congress, including four freshmen. Overall, Glen polls for eleven U.S. Senators and five Governors.
For its work in the 2002 elections, Public Opinion Strategies won the "Pollster of the Year" Campaign Excellence Award from the American Association of Political Consultants.
Roll Call has noted for three election cycles that Glen was one of the "Money 20" - consultants in both parties who make a difference.
In state legislative races, Glen has polled for successful Republican legislative candidates in Alabama, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington State.
Glen's corporate polling experience includes crisis management polling for some of the top issues in recent years, as well as image and message work for major clients such as Wal-Mart, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Tyson Foods, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroads, Intuit (the makers of Quicken), and numerous other Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to co-founding Public Opinion Strategies, Glen was the Director of Survey Research & Analysis for the National Republican Congressional Committee, the political arm of the House Republican Caucus. Glen is a graduate from The American University in Washington, D.C. Glen and his wife Carol have three daughters.
Ed Gillespie is an American Republican political strategist and former Counselor to the President in the George W. Bush White House. Gillespie, along with Jack Quinn, former Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, founded Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan lobbying firm.
Speaking to reporters at a Monitor Breakfast, former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie says June's poor jobs report will be linked to May's poor performance as a "seminal moment" in the 2012 election cycle.