Person

Jefrey Pollock

Occupation:

Founding Partner and President, Global Strategy Group

Pollster, Navigator Research

Political Pundit

Contributing Writer for AP wire, Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Newsday, Campaigns & Elections, the Polling Report, and msnbc.com

Jefrey Pollock is a Democratic political consultant and founding partner and President of Global Strategy Group, a public relations, research, and political polling firm. Pollock is also one of the lead pollsters for Navigator Research, a project of the left-of-center and Democratic Party-aligned[1] Sixteen Thirty Fund. Navigator Research was founded in 2018, and releases public opinion polling related to President Donald Trump and tests messages to attack him and other Republicans. [2]

At Global Strategy Group, Pollock regularly consults with Democratic presidential candidates, governors, members of Congress, advocacy organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. [3] Some of Pollock’s most prominent clients include New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), as well as groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association. [4]

Pollock also consults with large corporations with political interests at stake like Facebook, and Goldman Sachs. He also consults with non-profit organizations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords. [5]

Career

Jefrey Pollock is a founding partner and president of Global Strategy Group, a public relations, research, and political polling firm. The firm is a major consultant to Democrats, organizations on the political left, and large corporations with political interests at stake. [6]

Pollock regularly consults with Democratic presidential candidates, governors, members of Congress, advocacy organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. [7] Pollock’s clients include groups like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and the Democratic Governors Association. Pollock consults with current and former Democratic governors like Andrew Cuomo of New York, Dan Malloy of Connecticut, and Steve Bullock of Montana, and current and former U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), among others. He has consulted for current and former U.S. Representatives including Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Bill Foster (D-IL), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Kathleen Rice (D-NY), Linda Sanchez (D-CA), Nita Lowey (NY), and Steve Israel (D-NY). [8]

His consulting with large corporations and foundations include the likes of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Comcast, Everytown for Gun Safety, Facebook, the Ford Motor Company, the Giffords gun control organization, Goldman Sachs, Harvard University, Share Our Strength, and the University of Pennsylvania. [9] [10]

Pollock was named “Pollster of the Year” in 2011 and 2015 by the American Association of Political Consultants, where he sits currently on the national board. [11] In 2019, Pollock was again named one of the most powerful people in Albany politics by City & State NY. [12]

Pollock appears on television as a political pundit for news channels such as CNN, MSNBC, and the FOX News. He has been quoted by news outlets like the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Newsday, the Polling Report, and msnbc.com. [13]

Clients

Political

  • Andrew Cuomo, Governor (NY)
  • Chris Koster, Attorney General (MO)
  • Dan Malloy, Governor (CT)
  • Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor (WV)
  • Joe Donnelly, Senator (IN)
  • Joe Manchin, Senator (WV)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator (NY)
  • Peter Kilmartin, Attorney General (RI)
  • Steve Bullock, Governor (MT)
  • Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ)
  • Bill Foster (IL)
  • Collin Petersen (MN)
  • Greg Meeks (NY)
  • Jerry McNerney (CA)
  • John Carney (DE)
  • Kathleen Rice (NY)
  • Linda Sanchez (CA)
  • Nita Lowey (NY)
  • Sean Maloney (NY)
  • Steve Israel (NY)
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (Political Party)
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (Political Party)
  • Democratic Governors Association (Political Party)

Corporations and Foundations

References

  1. Scott Bland and Maggie Severns. “Documents reveal massive ‘dark-money’ group boosted Democrats in 2018.” Politico. November 19, 2019. Accessed November 21, 2019. https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/19/dark-money-democrats-midterm-071725 ^
  2. Hohmann, James. “The Daily 202: New Coalition Aims to Improve Democratic Messaging against Trump.” The Washington Post, April 18, 2018. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/04/18/daily-202-new-coalition-aims-to-improve-democratic-messaging-against-trump/5ad6951530fb046acf7bccee/?wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1. ^
  3. “Jefrey Pollock.” Global Strategy Group, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.globalstrategygroup.com/team/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  4. “Jefrey Pollock.” American Association of Political Consultants, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://theaapc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  5. “Jefrey Pollock.” American Association of Political Consultants, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://theaapc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  6. “2018 Global Public Affairs Agencies of the Year.” The Holmes Report, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.holmesreport.com/events-awards/agencies-of-the-year/2018-agencies-of-the-year/global-pr-agencies-of-the-year-2018/public-affairs-agencies-of-the-year. ^
  7. “Jefrey Pollock.” Global Strategy Group, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.globalstrategygroup.com/team/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  8. “Jefrey Pollock.” American Association of Political Consultants, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://theaapc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  9. “Jefrey Pollock.” Global Strategy Group, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.globalstrategygroup.com/team/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  10. “Jefrey Pollock.” American Association of Political Consultants, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://theaapc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  11. “Jefrey Pollock.” Global Strategy Group, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.globalstrategygroup.com/team/jefrey-pollock/. ^
  12. “The 2019 Albany Power 100.” City and State NY, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019. https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/power-list-gallery/power-100/new-york-albany-power-100-2019.html. ^
  13. “Jefrey Pollock.” American Association of Political Consultants, 2019. Accessed December 14, 2019.  https://theaapc.org/about-us/board-of-directors/jefrey-pollock/. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Global Strategy Group (For-profit)
    Founding Partner and President
  2. Navigator Research (Non-profit)
    Pollster
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