About Stanley B. Greenberg
Stanley B. Greenberg, PhD, is a critically acclaimed pollster, political strategist, researcher and published author. He is known around the world for his erudite and research-based guidance that has enabled hundreds of politicians, political parties, corporations and grassroots organizations to realize their objectives. Greenberg’s profound and extensive research reveals reliable truths that are successfully guiding candidacies and corporate maneuvers on trending topics, such as climate change, gender role transformations, the role of millennials and political reform. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the premier opinion research and political strategy consulting firm in the world.
Stanley Greenberg’s client list reads like a roster of Who’s Who among the leaders of the world. For instance, Greenberg has served as pollster and political strategist to: President Clinton, President Nelson Mandela, Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, U.S. Senator John Kerry, German Chancellor Gerhard Shroder, Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia and hundreds of other candidates and organizations in and outside of the United States.
Greenberg has provided strategic political consulting services to corporate giants, such as Microsoft, BP, Boeing, Sun Microsystems, Comverse, Monsanto and United HealthCare. He served as a strategic advisor to the Athens Olympics organizing committee in 2004, helping them prepare for the geopolitical challenges of the event. He has conducted polling for the campaign to ban landmines, the Israel Project, and for an international cadre of NGOs dealing with hot-button issues such as climate change, political reform, women’s advocacy and aging. Greenberg was the primary polling advisor to the Democratic Leadership Council during the period of major restructuring of the Democratic Party between the years 1988 – 1994.
History and Achievements
Stanley Greenberg was born in 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Miami University and his PhD also in political science from Harvard University. Greenberg spent 10 years as a professor at Yale University where he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He left Yale to launch Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research in 1980. Greenberg is the recipient of numerous awards. For instance, he was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants, “Hall of Fame” and he was named by Esquire Magazine as one of the most important people of the 21st Century. His colleagues describe him as the “father of modern polling techniques.”
Writing and Publications
Stanley Greenberg is also a prolific, internationally recognized, best-selling author. Many of his books have found their way to the New York Times bestseller list. His latest, which was published in 2015 and has been met with astounding reviews and sales, is “American Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century”. Previous bestsellers include: “Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders”.
In addition to his polling and political strategy consulting firm, Greenberg joined forces with James Carville to found Democracy Corps, the foremost organization providing research data and strategic counseling to public and private sector leaders, candidates and progressive groups. He and Carville also co-authored a best-selling book, “It’s the Middle Class Stupid.”—a playbook for how to speak to voters about economic issues.