J.D. Sholten, Candidate
Scholten was running against 15-year incumbent, Steve King, who was thought to have an 18-point lead. In the days leading up to the election, Change Research, which polled the district independently, released a poll showing King at 45 percent and Scholten at 44 percent. In the three days following the poll, Sholten raised $900,000 and on election day came within 3 points of King. Irene Lin, Scholten’s campaign manager, said, “The poll definitely broke a dam. People thought, “Oh my God, Steve King can actually be beaten?’”
The New Georgia Project
“Democracy failed us in Georgia, but Change Research had our back. We needed quick insights, and Change Research polled over 2200+ voters, focusing on African- Americans who have been largely ignored by traditional pollsters and voter files.”
– Nse Ufot, Executive Director of The New Georgia Project
Katie Muth, Pennsylvania State Senator
“I knew I was making progress, but some political insiders didn't think I could win. Change Research's fast and accurate polling showed me ahead and at 80 to 90% less than a traditional poll. When I won on Tuesday, I came in precisely where Change Research predicted."
Lina Hidalgo, Harris County Judge, Harris County, Texas
“We worked with Change Research on baseline polling. We learned where we were strongest, and that helped inform our strategic decisions.”
Vote Run Lead
“Change Research did an exit poll of 1000+ voters right after the election, giving us valuable insights about the national attitudes towards female candidates and office holders that we could share at our landmark event of the year,” Erin Vilardi, Founder and CEO of Vote Run Lead."
Maria Teresa Kumar, President and CEO of VotoLatino, said, “Having surveyed tens of thousands of Latinos in key states with growing Latino populations, down to specific counties, Change Research is our best partner to understand national trends and how they apply to this cohort of voters.”
“We tested multiple video ads in swing state legislative districts to identify and test the most effective pro-immigration visuals and messages that appealed to independents.” Beatriz Lopez, Communications Director at Immigration Hub.
The University of Maine
Samantha Warren, the Director of Government and Community Engagement with Yes on 4 - University of Maine System Bond Issue, said, “The opportunity for a historic $49 million investment in our public university campuses via a voter-approved bond was one we couldn’t afford to lose. Change delivered, and the final votes to win were almost exactly as they predicted.”
Healthy Food for Denver Kids- Yes on Ordinance 302
“Our poll with Change Research allowed us to test our messaging, strategically adjust our communications, and identify the most engaging way to tell our story as a grassroots, citizen-led campaign. We even renamed our initiated ordinance campaign 'Healthy Food for Denver Kids' to better earn the support of Denver voters,” Blake Angelo, the Campaign Chair for Yes on Ordinance 302, said. Ordinance 302 passed with 59% of the vote.