A Track Record of Success

Beacon Research delivers wins across sectors and issues with an outside the Beltway perspective.

Politics

The partners at Beacon Research each have more than two decades’ experience helping political candidates win elective office at all levels, from mayor, county executive, district attorney and sheriff to state legislator, governor, member of Congress, and president. We bring a distinct, outside the Beltway perspective to all the races we work on.

Issue & Advocacy

We have conducted polling and focus group research for ballot initiatives and issue and advocacy campaigns in cities and states across the country. We have worked on scores of public policy issues facing advocacy groups, labor unions, nonprofits, and businesses – from health care and public education, to the environment, LBGTQ rights, gun safety, transportation, economic development, casino gaming, marijuana legalization and more.

Corporate

We have worked with a wide range of companies, large and small, conducting market, internal, and public opinion research. We know how to ask thought-provoking, insightful questions that produce useful results – results that can be translated into effective marketing and communications campaigns and employee engagement.

A Track Record of Success Across Sectors and Issues

Beacon Research partners have worked with political candidates, nonprofits, ballot initiatives, corporations, foundations and more.

ACLU of Massachusetts

For over a decade, we’ve worked with the ACLU to understand public opinion on crucial social justice issues like privacy, immigration, drug policy, and criminal justice reform.

Attorney General Maura Healey

We’re the firm that advised Maura Healey’s historic victory in the 2014 election for Massachusetts Attorney General, and we’ve been on her team ever since.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass.

We’ve conducted dozens of studies for this leading insurer, including this 2018 study on the opioid epidemic.

Education Trust – New York

We have conducted several studies of public school parents and of recent high school graduates in New York State as part of an effort to improve the quality of public education in the state.

Fox News

Since 2011, we’ve been the Democratic pollster, partnering with Republican firm Shaw & Company, on the Fox News Poll. The Fox News Poll has earned an “A” rating from FiveThirtyEight.

John Kerry for President Campaign

We conducted polling and focus group research in key swing states throughout the country during Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign.

NY Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (DACC)

We have advised DACC for more than 20 years, conducting literally hundreds of polls and focus groups throughout the most competitive districts in the state, and have played a key role in helping create the 106-seat majority that the Democrats currently enjoy.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner

We played an instrumental role in helping Stephanie Miner become the first woman elected a big-city mayor in New York State, and winning reelection four years later.

Elizabeth Warren

We worked on Elizabeth Warren’s winning U.S. Senate campaign in 2012, and her reelection campaign in 2018.


A Track Record of Success Across Sectors and Issues

  • 1199 SEIU
  • ACLU of Massachusetts
  • ACLU of Virginia
  • AFSCME
  • American Cancer Society
  • AT&T
  • Barr Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Cambridge Health Alliance
  • Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association
  • Connecticut Education Association
  • Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee
  • Dewey Square Group
  • DLA Piper
  • Education Trust – New York
  • Eli Lilly
  • Environmental Voter Project
  • Empire Pride
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fox News Channel
  • Governor Deval Patrick
  • Harvard University
  • Hildreth Institute
  • John Kerry for President Campaign
  • Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau
  • Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey
  • Massachusetts Democratic Party
  • Massachusetts Food Association
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Michigan Nurses Association
  • NASCAR
  • National Resources Defense Council
  • NeighborWorks America
  • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas
  • Rhode Island Nurses Association
  • Solomon McCown
  • Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
  • Stand for Children
  • United Steelworkers
  • U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
  • U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy
  • Walden Woods
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Whitefish Public Schools
  • Working Massachusetts
  • WGBH