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Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group

The Garin-Hart-Yang Research Group, the political division of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, is one of the most respected and successful political polling firms in the country for Democratic candidates. The firm has assisted in more than 400 political campaigns and counts among its current clients 10 members of the U.S. Senate, 16 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and five sitting governors. Garin-Hart-Yang also has been the lead pollster on the influential Women's Monitor national polling projects for EMILY's List over the past four election cycles.

While we enjoyed much success in 2006--helping to unseat an incumbent senator, governor, and a number of House members, among many other victories--Garin-Hart-Yang has a strong record of helping Democratic candidates win under the most difficult circumstances, as well. For example, in the 2004 election cycle, we conducted the polling and provided the strategic advice that helped Governor Easley of North Carolina become the first Democratic governor from the South to be reelected since 1996. In 2000, we helped the late Governor Frank O'Bannon win a strong reelection victory while George W. Bush was carrying Indiana by 16 points. In 1998, we were the pollsters for little-known Democratic state legislator Jim Hodges' upset victory over Republican Governor David Beasley of South Carolina. And in 1994, we helped the late Governor Lawton Chiles beat back a tough challenge from Jeb Bush in a strong Republican year.

Whether it's a candidate - local or statewide - or a ballot initiative, Garin-Hart-Yang brings a strong background in politics and a deep grounding in the strategic considerations that are essential to a successful campaign.