Stan Greenberg is a New York Times best-selling author and polling adviser to presidents, prime ministers and CEOs, and currently advises national leaders and their campaigns in Israel, Europe, South Africa and Latin America. He was the senior pollster for President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and President Nelson Mandela. Greenberg’s corporate clients include Boeing, Microsoft, and other global companies.
Greenberg’s new book, American Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation’s Path to Addressing Its Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century (November 2015), looks at America through a completely new lens and provides a new paradigm for understanding American politics.
He has done deep research on the economy for the Roosevelt Institute, on climate change for NextGen, on Israel in the United States, Europe and the Arab world, on working women and the new economy, on political reform, and on the Nobel Prize-winning campaign to ban landmines.
Greenberg and James Carville founded 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. The New York Times' Nate Silver rated their national polls the most accurate, within 1/2 point of Obama's actual margin.
His book with Carville—It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!—was a New York Times best seller.
Greenberg works closely with Republican pollsters and conducts the bi-partisan polls for NPR, The Los Angeles Times and the Bipartisan Policy Center.
His book, Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders, led George Stephanopoulos to conclude, “No single strategist has done more to lay the foundation for modern progressive politics—across the globe.”
Greenberg was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants’ “Hall of Fame.” He has been described as “the father of modern polling techniques,” “the De Niro of all political consultants,” and “an unrivaled international ‘guru.’” Esquire Magazine named him one of the most important people of the 21st century. The New Yorker reported Ehud Barak’s victory in 1999 as either a "stunning upset for the country's Labor Party or... just another Greenberg client taking his place as the head of state."
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 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 Doctor of Philosophy degree.