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.
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.
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.
Tom Steyer for President Campaign
Beacon Research was the lead polling firm for Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign, conducting polling and focus group research throughout the country.
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.
District Attorney of Manhattan Alvin Bragg
We played an instrumental role in helping Alvin Bragg win the election to become District Attorney of Manhattan after winning a contested primary.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
We worked on Elizabeth Warren’s winning U.S. Senate campaign in 2012, and her reelection campaign in 2018.
Congressman Conor Lamb
We conducted polls for all three of Rep. Conor Lamb's winning campaigns for U.S. Congress, including his historic upset victory in the 2018 special election.
MA Right to Repair Coalition
Beacon Research provided research and strategic advice to the Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition's successful 2013 and 2020 ballot campaigns.
Beacon Research measures the effectiveness of various marketing campaigns and product launches for Bose products using pre and post-campaign surveys of target customers.
A Track Record of Success Across Sectors and Issues
- 1199 SEIU
- 97 Percent
- ACLU of Massachusetts
- ACLU of Virginia
- American Cancer Society
- Baerlein & Partners
- Barr Foundation
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Cambridge Health Alliance
- Citizens’ Housing & Planning Association
- Connecticut Education Association
- Congressman Conor Lamb
- 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
- Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg
- 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
- Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition
- Michigan Nurses Association
- National Resources Defense Council
- NeighborWorks America
- Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller
- New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
- Rep. Niki Tsongas
- Rhode Island Nurses Association
- Solomon McCown
- Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
- Stand for Children
- Strategies for Children
- Tom Steyer 2020
- United Steelworkers
- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
- U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy
- Walden Woods
- Walton Family Foundation
- Waterbury Hospital
- Whitefish Public Schools
- Working Massachusetts