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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.

Magellan Strategies CEO David Flaherty’s Interview with Jon Caldara on Devil’s Advocate

Magellan Strategies CEO David Flaherty recently sat down with Jon Caldara on KBDI's Devil's Advocate to discuss Colorado politics in the wake of the 2014 General Election and the current state of political polling. Discussed are the current state of political polling with cell phone only households, swing voters, under representation of groups in polling, [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:53+00:00 January 7th, 2015|

Colorado 2014 Post-Election Survey of Unaffiliated Women Voters

This document is a summary of a post-election landline and cell phone survey of 500 unaffiliated women voters in Colorado that voted in the 2014 general election. The interviews were conducted on November 17th and 18th, and the survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.38% at the 95 percent confidence interval. This survey was [...]

By | 2016-04-25T20:51:30+00:00 December 16th, 2014|

Maine Governor Voter Opinion Survey

Magellan Strategies today released an automated survey of 869 likely general election voters in Maine. The survey was fielded on October 23rd and 24th and has a margin of error of +/- 3.32% at the 95% confidence level. This survey measured the candidate image ratings and ballot test in the race for Governor. Download the [...]

By | 2017-05-24T03:25:54+00:00 October 30th, 2014|