Zen Political Research is a new public opinion, marketing research and communications strategy consulting firm based in Washington DC, founded by Allan Rivlin and Sheri Rivlin in 2015. In addition to serving as a Senior Advisor to HHS Secretary Donna E. Shalala in the first Clinton Administration, Allan Rivlin has spent more than 30 years in Democratic politics, fundraising, advocacy, and polling, including 17 years with Peter D. Hart Research Associates where he was a Partner. At Hart Research, Rivlin’s major corporate clients included American Airlines, IBM, and Chrysler. Non-profit clients included the American Cancer Society, Environmental Defense, Habitat for Humanity and his political clients included the Democratic National Committee, DSCC and DCCC, as well as many candidates for local, statewide, and national offices.
Considered an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research, including advanced statistical analysis of survey data, for 5 years Rivlin wrote the Poll Position column for The National Journal and TheNationalJournal.com. Allan and Sheri Rivlin are Huffington Post bloggers and co-edit CenteredPolitics.com. Allan Rivlin has been a guest political analyst on CNBC, MSNBC. Fox News, CSPAN, ABCNewsNow, NPR, BBC Radio, and France 24.
As a young company, Zen Political Research is proud of our current clients, which include the National Institutes of Health, the International Franchise Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, Digitree and Lennar Homes.