A Track Record of Success

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


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, drug policy, criminal justice reform and voter education.

Governor Maura Healey

We are proud to have provided research and advice to Maura Healey since her 2014 campaign for Attorney General and through her historic election as Governor in 2022.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass.

We’ve conducted dozens of studies for this leading insurer, including this 2022 study on health care costs.

Attorney General Andrea Campbell

We were pollsters and advisors to Andrea Campbell in her groundbreaking election victory to become Massachusetts Attorney General.

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.

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 25 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 102-seat majority that the Democrats currently enjoy.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

Since 2018, Beacon Research has worked on an annual, bipartisan national survey of U.S. adults’ attitudes toward defense and national security for the Reagan Institute’s yearly Reagan National Defense Forum.

97 Percent

We conducted national surveys of U.S. gun owners for 97Percent, a bipartisan advocacy group aimed at reducing gun deaths in America, helping to evolve the conversation about responsible gun ownership and safety.

Walton Family Foundation

We’ve worked with the Walton Family Foundation on several studies of K-12 parents to better understand the educational landscape in America, as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on that field.

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.

Common Start Coalition

We’ve worked with the Common Start Coalition on multiple statewide studies related to expanding high-quality early education and accessible child care to families.

SEIU Local 509

Beacon Research surveyed member attitudes on a range of current political issues to help inform the advocacy efforts of union leadership.

U.S. Senator Angus King

Beacon Research is working closely with the Maine independent as he seeks reelection for a third term as Senator.

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

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


Beacon Research measured 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
  • 509 SEIU
  • 97 Percent
  • ACLU of Massachusetts
  • ACLU of Virginia
  • American Cancer Society
  • AT&T
  • Baerlein & Partners
  • Barr Foundation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Bose
  • 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
  • Governor Maura Healey
  • Harvard University
  • Hildreth Institute
  • John Kerry for President Campaign
  • Lieutenant Governor Kim Driscoll
  • Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau
  • Massachusetts Association of Health Plans
  • Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell
  • Massachusetts Democratic Party
  • Massachusetts Food Association
  • Massachusetts Hospital Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Nurses Association
  • Massachusetts Right to Repair Coalition
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • Michigan Nurses Association
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • NeighborWorks America
  • Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller
  • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
  • Rep. Niki Tsongas
  • Rhode Island Nurses Association
  • Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute
  • Solomon McCown
  • Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner
  • Stand for Children
  • Strategies for Children
  • Tom Steyer 2020
  • United Steelworkers
  • U.S. Sen. Angus King
  • 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
  • WGBH