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Garin-Hart-Yang Research (D)
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|Last Modified||Scott³ August 24, 2006 01:47pm|
|Description||The Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, the political division of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, is one of the most respected and successful political polling firms in the country for Democratic candidates. The firm has assisted in more than 400 political campaigns and counts among its current clients 10 members of the U.S. Senate, 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and four sitting governors. The firm also was part of the consortium of polling firms involved with America Coming Together (ACT) in 2004's presidential election, as well as the lead pollsters for the Democratic National Committee's $100 million independent expenditure effort on behalf of the Kerry campaign. Garin-Hart-Yang also has been the lead pollster on the influential Women's Monitor national polling project for EMILY's List over the past three election cycles. |
Garin-Hart-Yang has a strong record in helping Democratic candidates win in the most difficult circumstances. For example, in the 2004 election cycle, we conducted the polling and provided the strategic advice that helped Governor Easley of North Carolina become the first Democratic governor from the South to be reelected since 1996. In 2002, we helped then-Congressman Rod Blagojevich win an upset victory in the Illinois Democratic primary for governor against two better-known and more experienced opponents, and then we helped him get elected as Illinois' first Democratic governor since 1976. In 2000, we helped the late Governor Frank O'Bannon win a strong reelection victory while George W. Bush was carrying Indiana by 16 points. In 1998, we were the pollsters for obscure Democratic state legislator Jim Hodges' upset victory over Republican Governor David Beasley of South Carolina. And in 1994, we helped the late Governor Lawton Chiles beat back a tough challenge from Jeb Bush in a strong Republican year.
Whether it's a candidate - local or statewide - or a ballot initiative, Garin-Hart-Yang brings a strong background in politics and a deep grounding in the strategic considerations that are essential to a successful campaign.