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Ed Goeas is President and CEO of The Tarrance Group


Ed Goeas is President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today.

Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading political strategists, Goeas is an often sought after consultant. He recently served on the polling team and provided strategic counsel for the McCain Presidential campaign. In addition, Goeas served as Program Director of the 2008 Republican National Convention.

In addition to his campaign work, Goeas works in partnership with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake on the nationally recognized “Battleground” poll - one of the country’s most respected national, political research programs. Lake and Goeas also conduct an array of bipartisan issue work for organizations across the nation, providing a balanced, bipartisan perspective on the key issues facing the nation.

Goeas consults on an array of policy concerns such as education policy, health care, immigration law, and youth voting trends to name a few.

Goeas has been widely published in professional and academic journals, including the Yale Law and Policy Review, on a variety of public policy issues based on his national research. Goeas has also worked on a number of foreign campaigns in Russia, Greece, Hungary, France, the Philippines, and Israel.

Frequently sought as a political analyst, Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs including: Meet the Press, This Week, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, FOX News with Brit Hume, C-Span and CNN Inside Politics.

During the 1994 election cycle, Goeas was recognized by Democrat and Republican members of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as "Pollster of the Year.” Since said recognition, he has served on the highly regarded AAPC Board of Directors.

In his more than thirty years of working professionally in politics, he has served as the National Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a field operative for the Republican National Committee, campaign manager in several campaigns, and Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman.

Ed Goeas is married to Lisa Goeas who serves as the Vice President of Political Affairs for NFIB. Ed has two daughters, Jenn (26), Emma (8), and a son, Robert (4).

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