Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is proud to announce that Anna Greenberg has been given the award for Campaign Excellence from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international level. She was recognized as the Democratic Pollster of the Year for her work for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign in 2013.

Bill de Blasio trailed badly in early polls, but avoided a run-off election in the Democratic primary by winning 40.3 percent of the vote on election night; just over the 40 percent required to win outright. In the general election, de Blasio won with over 73 percent of the vote and is the first Democrat elected to lead New York City in 20 years.

“It was an honor to work with the Mayor and the campaign, which aggressively took on the issue of inequality and made a commitment to make a change in the lives of New Yorkers,” said Anna Greenberg.

The AAPC announced this year’s winners at the 2014 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on April 4 in San Diego, California.

The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes.

Anna Greenberg joined GQRR in 2001, after teaching public opinion and survey research methodology at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has polled in many successful campaigns including Governor Mark Dayton (MN), Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Chicago), State Senator Wendy Davis (TX SD-10), former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (AZ-8), Congressman Ron Barber (AZ-2), Congressman Pete Gallego (TX-23), Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-2) and Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-1). She holds a BA in Government from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.