Cameron University will present political polling expert Ed Goeas (pronounced Go-az), a former Cameron political science major, on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. A nationally known leader in the political polling field, Goeas will speak on the bipartisan science and technology of political polling. He will take questions following his presentation, which is open to the public at no charge.
Goeas is President and CEO of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful survey research and strategy teams in American politics today. Frequently sought as a political analyst, Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs including: “Meet the Press,” “This Week,” “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show,” “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” “FOX News,” C-Span and CNN.
During the 1994 election cycle, Goeas was recognized by Democrat and Republican members of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as "Pollster of the Year." He served on the AAPC Board of Directors from 1988 until 2013, becoming the longest-serving member of the Board for that organization.
In his more than 35 years of working professionally in politics, he has served as the National Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a field operative for the Republican National Committee, campaign manager in several campaigns, and Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman.
In addition to his campaign work, Goeas works in partnership with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake on the nationally recognized "Battleground Poll" - one of the country's most respected national, political research programs. In 2011 Lake and Goeas were awarded AAPC’s "Distinguished Service to the Profession" award for their body of work on the Battleground Poll over the last 20 years.
May 11, 2015