Stan Greenberg is a New York Times best-selling author and polling adviser to presidents, prime ministers and CEOs globally and right now, is conducting deep research in more than a dozen countries. 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, BP, 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), brings a new lens to our current period of change he likes to the Industrial Revolution. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs, applauds it and says, he has "a great sense of history as well as deep understanding of the hopes and fears of today's Americans."
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."
He is always on call because his research is relevant, innovative and deep, whether it is exploring the new economy, climate change, new gender roles, political reform, or the hegemonic role of the millennials.
Greenberg always works collaboratively with distinguished Republican pollsters and conducts the bi-partisan polls for NPR, The Los Angeles Times and the Bipartisan Policy Center.
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 of their own. The New York Times' Nate Silver rated Democracy Corps' polls the most accurate in the last presidential election.
His book with Carville—It's the Middle Class, Stupid!—was a New York Times best seller.
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. They have three children and four wondrous grandchildren.