Stan Greenberg

Polling Advisor to President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore and others

Stanley Greenberg - color.jpgDr. Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to an array of special leaders, including President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, South African President Nelson Mandela, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, Bolivian President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer and Romanian President Traian Basescu.

In 2009, Greenberg published Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders - leading George Stephanopoulos to conclude, “No single strategist has done more to lay the foundation for modern progressive politics - across the globe.”

He also wrote The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It and Middle Class Dreams that 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 (1988-1994) for the Democratic Party.

Greenberg’s corporate clients include Boeing and Microsoft. He conducts bipartisan polls for National Public Radio and The Los Angeles Times.

Greenberg is co-founder with James Carville of Democracy Corps, the leading organization providing in-depth research and strategic advice to progressive groups, candidates and leaders. When Karl Rove listed in the Wall Street Journal 10 steps to regain the Republican majority, step one was to create a Democracy Corps.

Greenberg has conducted polls for the Israel Project in the US, Europe and the Arab world, as well as the Nobel-prize winning campaign to ban land mines and the International Committee of the Red Cross’ project to consult with people in the world’s principal war zones. He advised the Climate Center of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Athens Organizing Committee for the 2004 Olympics.

Republican pollster Frank Luntz says, "Stan Greenberg scares the hell out of me. He doesn't just have a finger on the people's pulse; he's got an IV injected into it. He's the best."

Greenberg began his work as a pollster in the 1980s and early 1990s conducting surveys for US Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman; Vice President Walter Mondale; and for the congressional campaigns of Bob Carr, David Bonior, and Rosa DeLauro.

Greenberg founded the company 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 received his Ph.D.