Matthew Shelter


Matthew Shelter has 30 years’ experience in public opinion research and political strategy. He has worked for candidates and campaigns at all levels, including president, governor, U.S. Congress, state legislature, mayor, and other state, county and city offices. He helped lead the polling team for Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign. Other candidates he has worked for include U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Angus King, Claire McCaskill and Ted Kennedy; Governor Deval Patrick; Rep. Conor Lamb; Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner; and Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller. Matthew has also advised the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee in New York State for more than 25 years, conducting hundreds of polls and focus groups throughout the most competitive districts in the state. In addition, Matthew has conducted opinion research for a wide range of labor unions, progressive policy organizations, ballot initiatives and corporations throughout the country over the past three decades. He has a background in journalism, working for several newspapers early in his career, including New York Newsday. Matthew attended the University of Virginia and New York University, graduating from NYU with a degree in Politics and Journalism.