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Ronald A. Faucheux, PH.D
President, Clarus Research Group
Dr. Faucheux is a nationally respected public opinion analyst and public affairs professional. He has a unique background in research, government, politics, communications and issue advocacy. He combines professional competence and academic credentials with pragmatic problem solving. He learned the importance of strategic research in the trenches of competitive politics and issue advocacy.
A former state legislator and Secretary of Commerce in Louisiana, he previously edited and published Campaigns & Elections magazine. He also served as a U.S. Senate Chief of Staff and headed government affairs for the American Institute of Architects. He’s advised more than 118 political and ballot issue campaigns, consulted with Fortune 500 executives, directed landmark foundation research projects and developed advocacy strategies for a range of clients across the nation.
Dr. Faucheux has managed research projects and analyzed surveys for corporate, political, association and nonprofit clients. He’s a recognized expert in applying survey research to strategy planning and message development in highly competitive situations.
Education & Professional Affiliations:
Dr. Faucheux received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a Ph.D. in political science (with a concentration in voter behavior research) from the University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctor degree in law from the LSU Law Center. He is a member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the Marketing Research Association.
Author & Educator:
Dr. Faucheux teaches at the Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. He’s authored books about political campaigning and has appeared on national network television programs more than 300 times as a nonpartisan expert. He’s trained thousands of corporate, association and political players in the U.S. and other countries. His online political handicapping service correctly called winners 98% of the time in more than 2,500 elections over a 10-year period.