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About David Flaherty

David Flaherty is CEO and founder of Magellan Strategies. He is a pollster, data miner, master of political data, campaign consultant and strategist. David has been in the business of campaigns, politics, survey research, predictive data modeling and political data analysis since 1992. Prior to forming Magellan Strategies in Colorado at the end 2006, David worked in Washington DC for 14 years at the Republican National Committee, Americans for Prosperity and the US House of Representatives. David’s 25 year career path has taught him the art of political data analysis, survey research, focus group research, and campaign management. David has consulted more than 75 political and grassroots campaigns across the country. He is an expert in applying survey research, Census and political data demography, GIS and redistricting technology, and statistical and predictive analysis to make better decisions in the political, government and public affairs arenas. David is a 1991 graduate of the University of Delaware and resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife Jennifer and their two sons Jack and Bobby.

Colorado Voter Opinion Survey Release, Part 1 of 2

Download Full Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs Colorado Survey of Likely 2018 General Election Voters Magellan Strategies today released the first results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 502 likely 2018 general election voters in Colorado. We will be issuing a second document of survey findings on Thursday, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:47+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|

Election Day Turnout in Colorado, What Will the Vote Look Like?

What Will Voter Turnout in Colorado Look Like on Election Day? This blog post provides demographic turnout information on Election Day from the 2012, 2014 and 2008 election cycles in Colorado. Although we are about to have our first Presidential Election Day as an all-mail-ballot state, we think Colorado Election Day voter trends will [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:51+00:00 November 7th, 2016|

Minimum Wage / Amendment 70 Voter Opinion Survey Nov. 4th

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs Colorado Minimum Wage / Amendment 70 Survey Results Magellan Strategies has released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely 2016 general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted November 1st and 2nd, 2016. The survey has a margin of error of [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:51+00:00 November 4th, 2016|

Raise The Bar / Amendment 71 Voter Opinion Survey Nov. 4th

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs   Raise the Bar / Amendment 71 Survey Results Magellan Strategies has released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely 2016 general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted November 1st and 2nd, and the survey has a margin of error of [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 November 4th, 2016|

Colorado 2016 Presidential Voter Opinion Survey Nov. 3rd

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs Colorado 2016 US President Survey Release Magellan Strategies has released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely 2016 general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted November 1st and 2nd and the survey has a margin of error [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|

What Will Colorado Election Day Turnout Look Like?

How Many People Are Going to Vote in Colorado on Election Day? Colorado voters are returning their ballots at a strong pace. Today the overall count of ballots returned exceeded 1 million, and 120,634 more ballots have been returned compared to the same time in 2012. Democrats have also maintained their lead over Republicans [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 November 1st, 2016|

Colorado Senate Districts 19 and 26 Ballot Return Reports

Click Here to Download Senate District 19 Returned Ballot Report for Oct. 28th Click Here to Download Senate District 26 Returned Ballot Report for Oct. 28th Quick Analysis of Colorado Senate District 19 Ballot Returns as of October 28th Colorado Democrats and Republicans are locked into a fierce battle [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 October 28th, 2016|

Final Colorado 2016 Returned Ballot Report Nov 9th

Download Final Colorado Returned Ballot Report Nov 9th, 2016 A Final Review of Colorado Ballot Returns on November 9th I think it is safe to say we are not the only ones in total shock this morning in Colorado. We will be saving our breath on providing analysis of Colorado's results until [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 October 24th, 2016|

Colorado 2016 Presidential and US Senate Voter Opinion Survey

Download Survey Summary, Toplines and Tabs 2016 Colorado Presidential and US Senate Survey Results Magellan Strategies has released the results of a live landline and cell phone survey of 500 likely 2016 general election voters in Colorado. The interviews were conducted October 12th to 13th, and the survey has a margin [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 October 18th, 2016|

There is Hope for Voter Opinion Research Using Facebook

Voter Opinion Research Using Facebook Has Great Potential If you are a likely voter who happens to be 44 or younger, I implore you to participate in my telephone survey. Unfortunately for me, I know that only 1 in 10 of you are likely to say yes. If you would rather not have me [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:52+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|