Whit Ayres and a panel of political experts recap the 2012 Election results.
Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal
Stan Greenberg, Chairman and CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Whit Ayres, President, North Star Opinion Research
Matt Barreto, Founding Principal, Latino Decisions
Whit Ayres is founder and president of North Star Opinion Research, a national public opinion and public affairs research firm. Dr. Ayres provides message development advice and strategic insights to high level political clients including U.S. Senators Marco Rubio, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and association clients including the Boy Scouts of America, the National Rifle Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans, and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association.
Matthew Barreto is an associate professor of political science at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the director of the Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He is also a founding principal of Latino Decisions.
Dr. Barreto’s research has been published in the American Political Science Review and other peerreviewed
academic journals, and he is the author of Ethnic Clues: The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Behavior. In 2008, he was a co-principal investigator of the American National Election Study Latino oversample, which included the first ever-Spanish language translation of the ANES and the first ever oversample of Latino voters. He earned his B.S. from Eastern New Mexico University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Irvine.
Ron is in charge of long-term editorial strategy for Atlantic Media and coordinates political coverage and activities across the publications. Prior to joining the company, Brownstein was the National Affairs Columnist for the Los Angeles Times, where he served as the National Political Correspondent and author of the weekly Washington Outlook column. A two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of presidential campaigns, he also serves as a senior political analyst for CNN and appeared as a political analyst for ABC during the 2012 election. His sixth and most recent book,The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America, was published by Penguin in November 2007.
Dr. Stan Greenberg
Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of campaigns in the U.S. and around the world. His political clients have included President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and South Africa President Nelson
Mandela, and his corporate clients include Boeing, Microsoft, and other global companies. He also conducts the bi-partisan polls for NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Dr. Greenberg was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and has been described as “the father of modern polling techniques.” He is the author of The Two Americas and Middle Class Dreams, which put the spotlight on “Reagan Democrats.” Those insights made him the principal polling advisor to the Democratic Leadership Council during the formative years of change for the Democratic Party between 1988 and 1994.
Dr. Greenberg founded his research firm in 1980 after a decade of teaching at Yale University where he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was educated at Miami University and Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D.
Whit Ayres, president of North Star Opinion Research, declares that Republican need to reset their platform to the Ronald Reagan mindset of welcoming any voter who shares conservative values, irrespective of race and color.