Nancy Zdunkewicz is a Democratic pollster and political strategist for some of the most consequential campaigns, committees, and organizations in the country, including Senate candidates, Frontline Democrats, the DCCC, House Majority PAC, AFT, the Roosevelt Institute, Emily’s List, Priorities USA, NextGen Climate, the Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information, OSF, The Hub Project, Every Voice, and Public Citizen. She is also playing a leading role in disrupting the polling industry to address the challenges of traditional phone and web polling.
Nancy currently leads the DC polling operations for Change Research, a Silicon Valley-based polling firm, where she pairs her legacy pollster credentials with cutting edge software engineering and data science. She advises some of the most high-profile campaigns and organizations in the country and plays a key role in the development of new products and techenabled solutions to traditional polling problems.
Prior to joining Change Research, Nancy served as the Director of Polling and Modeling for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee where she ran the internal polling program. At the DCCC, she shaped the House’s agenda and messaging, including critical research that set the foundation for the Democrat’s impeachment strategy.
Nancy began her polling career at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the world-renowned consulting firm founded by legendary pollster Stanley Greenberg, where she managed Greenberg’s client portfolio across five continents. She was quickly tapped to lead Democracy Corps, a non-profit founded by Greenberg and James Carville that conducts public opinion research and provides strategic advice to the progressive community. While she was Managing Director, Democracy Corps was restructured, increased its impact, invested in methodological advancement, and conducted more research than at any point since its founding in 1999. Her work was instrumental in the development of the Democrats’ winning “For the People” platform which set the groundwork for the 2018 midterm wave.
Nancy is also a regular featured expert on The Hill TV and her research has been cited by every major news outlet in the country, including The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, The Hill, Politico, US News and World Report, MSNBC, Vox, Salon, and more. In her spare time, Nancy can be found traveling around the country conducting focus groups.