John has 20 years of experience as a pollster helping candidates, associations and corporations with message development and strategic planning. John has built a firm that helped elect President Barack Obama, U.S. Senators and Congressmen and dozens of elected officials in over twenty states. In the last decade, John has helped beat more incumbent Republicans and taken back more Republican seats than any other polling firm in the nation. John works regularly with the DCCC, DSCC and the DGA and the Washington Post called him one of the “hottest” pollsters in the nation.
Prior to his polling career, Anzalone was a campaign operative who worked for democratic strategists James Carville and Paul Begala in U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg’s 1988 campaign. He began his political career as an aide to David Wilhelm (who later became DNC Chairman) at Citizens for Tax Justice and the AFL-CIO, and then went on to manage campaigns in five states.
John grew up in St. Joseph, MI and graduated from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, MI. He is the son of two union members. John is married (Wendy) and has four children: Tade (Georgetown), Gray (11th), Jack (4th), and Lily (2nd).