Stanley Bernard "Stan" Greenberg (born May 10, 1945) is a leading
Democratic pollster and political strategist. He is a founding partner
at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQR), a Washington D.C.
headquartered political research and campaign company, that is closely
affiliated with the Democratic Party.
Stan Greenberg has advised the
campaigns of Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, as well as
hundreds of other candidates and organizations in the United States,
Europe and around the world, including Gerhard
Schröder, the former Chancellor of Germany, Tony Blair, the former
British Prime Minister.
1 Life and career
3 Personal life
6 External links
Life and career
A political scientist who received his Bachelor's Degree from Miami
University and his Ph.D. from Harvard, Greenberg spent a decade
Yale University before becoming a political consultant.
His 1985 study of Reagan Democrats in
Macomb County, Michigan
Macomb County, Michigan became a
classic of progressive political strategy, and the basis for his
continuing argument that Democrats must actively work to present
themselves as populists advocating the expansion of opportunity for
the middle class. As the pollster for Clinton in 1992, Greenberg was a
major figure in the famed campaign "war room" (and hence the
documentary film of the same name).
He is the CEO of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, a polling and consulting
firm, and co-founder (with
James Carville and Bob Shrum) of Democracy
Corps, a non-profit organization which produces left-leaning political
strategy. He is a regular contributor with Carville to the weekly
Carville-Greenberg Memo at
The National Memo website.
During his work for the Austrian
SPÖ Greenberg was heavily criticized
and derided by
FPÖ leader Jörg Haider.
Greenberg's current and former corporate clients include British
Petroleum, British Airways,
Monsanto Company and General Motors.
In May 2010 Greenberg was linked to a controversy involving White
House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. As a House member, Emanuel had
lived for five years in a rent-free D.C. apartment jointly owned by
Greenberg's wife, Democratic House member
Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut,
and Greenberg. During this time, Emanuel was chairman of a committee
that awarded large polling contracts to Greenberg's firm.
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Greenberg's work for
BP became controversial. Greenberg's firm has been called a "prime
architect" of BP's effort to rebrand itself as a green petroleum
company. As early as 2002, critics had deemed that effort
Greenberg is married to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, who currently
represents Connecticut's 3rd congressional district. Financial
disclosures filed in Congress indicate that DeLauro is a
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Middle Class Dreams: The Politics and Power of the New American
The Two Americas: Our Current Political Deadlock and How to Break It
(2004) ISBN 0-312-31838-3
Dispatches From The War Room: In The Trenches With Five Extraordinary
Leaders (2009) ISBN 0-312-35152-6
America Ascendant: A Revolutionary Nation's Path to Addressing Its
Deepest Problems and Leading the 21st Century (2015)
^ Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research client list Archived 2010-08-24 at
the Wayback Machine.
^ a b Malcolm, Andrew (June 7, 2010). "The ties that bind. Remember
Rahm Emanuel's rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser". Los
Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
^ Stauber, John (December 7, 2002). "BP Oil's $200 Million
Greenwashing Campaign". Center for Media and Democracy. Retrieved
^ Beaulieu, Scott (2011-08-23). "Sen. Blumenthal Is One of 10 Richest
in Congress". NBC Connecticut. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
Stanley B. Greenberg, Ph.D., Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Appearances on C-SPAN
interview with Greenberg on his book Middle Class Dreams, Booknotes,
April 9, 1995.
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