President and Partner, McLaughlin & Associates
Jim McLaughlin is a nationally recognized public opinion expert, strategic consultant and political strategist who has helped to elect a US President, Prime Ministers, a Senate Majority Leader and a Speaker of the House. Jim has helped to elect over 70 members of Congress, 16 U.S. Senators, 10 Governors, numerous Mayors and scores of other elected officials. He also serves as a consultant and market research strategist to Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. McLaughlin’s knowledge of cutting-edge market research, data analytics and micro-targeting, gives him a unique perspective on public opinion research, and how it can be applied to effective political, marketing and communications strategies.
Mr. McLaughlin has a wide range of political experience, having personally managed political campaigns as well as business and marketing campaigns. His expertise as a former campaign manager gives him special insights on political survey research and how it can best be applied into a key element of a winning campaign. He has worked on campaigns at virtually every level of American politics, and was recognized by Campaigns and Elections magazine as one the “Rising Stars” in American politics.
Mr. McLaughlin has been called a “Big Winner” by a leading political magazine for his work on some of the top races in the country. McLaughlin was one of only two Republican pollsters named as a part of Roll Call Newspapers’ Fabulous Fifty for his work and was also profiled as a “Mover and Shaker” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine. Mr. McLaughlin has worked on some of the top races in the country. In 2016, he helped to elect President Donald J. Trump and McLaughlin & Associates helped win 5 of the 10 toughest congressional races in the country according to one respected publication. McLaughlin & Associates has also been widely credited for its accurate polling in predicting a Donald Trump victory.
In this November’s elections, McLaughlin also helped to elect several statewide GOP office holders that ranged from Governor, US Senate to Attorney General. He helped the Republicans pick up two US Senate seats with his work in helping to defeat Democrat incumbents Bill Nelson (FL) and Claire McCaskill (MO).
Jim McLaughlin is sought after as a commentator on national as well as international television and radio programs and has appeared on the Sean Hannity Show, CBS News, NBC News, Fox News Channel, Fox Morning News, CNN and C-SPAN. He also is frequently quoted in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Times, The New York Post, The Weekly Standard, Politico, and National Review.
Jim McLaughlin currently resides in New Jersey with his wife and their three children.