About HSR

At Harstad Strategic Research we excel at crafting strategy to help our clients achieve their goals. Led by Paul Harstad, Andrew Maxfield, and Michael Kulisheck, we at Harstad Research believe every project is unique. We work in close collaboration with our clients and their teams to produce creative and insightful research. It is the combination of our working partnership and innovative approach that produces actionable strategies and winning campaigns.

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Our Record in Politics

Harstad Strategic Research has been a pollster and strategic consultant for Barack Obama since 2002 – serving as lead pollster in seven key Battleground states in both 2008 and 2012, and directing polling in a dozen 2008 primary states, including the critical Iowa caucuses. In U.S. Senate elections, we have won 14 of our last 16 races, including hard fought wins for Jon Tester in 2012 and Michael Bennet in 2010. Harstad Research was named a Pollster of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants for its work on the Obama campaign.

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