Founding Partner

Paul Goodwin

A political pollster for more than 20 years, Paul Goodwin has particular expertise in public opinion research for political campaigns and public policy issues. He has conducted research and provided strategic campaign advice to dozens of candidates running for federal, state and local office across the nation. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has special expertise in ballot initiative and referendum campaigns. Mr. Goodwin’s public policy expertise includes issues such as taxes, health care, education, the environment, traffic and congestion and economic development. More >

Founding Partner

Amy Simon

A founding partner at Goodwin Simon Strategic Research, Amy Simon brings three decades of political experience to her work as a pollster and communications strategist. She conducts public opinion research on a variety of public policy issues. Her clients include state and local government, nonprofits, foundations, labor unions, and both political and candidate committees. She has worked on candidate, ballot measure and public education campaigns at the federal, state and local level in over 40 U.S. states, as well as internationally.

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Senior Research Director

Rebekah Orr

Rebekah Orr has more than 15 years of experience in media relations, message development and communications strategy – all of which she employs to help our clients put public opinion research findings to work on the ground. More >

Senior Research Director

John Whaley, PhD

John Whaley joined Goodwin Simon Strategic Research as Senior Research Director after serving as Vice President at Peter D. Hart Research Associates in Washington, D.C. and California. More >

Research Analyst

Angelica DeGaetano

Research Analyst Angelica DeGaetano joins GSSR after years working in the non-profit sector in the U.S. and internationally. More >

Research Analyst

Naser Javaid

As a Research Analyst at GSSR, Naser Javaid brings extensive experience working in the political and education fields. More >

Research Analyst

Dorcas Omowole

Dorcas Omowole graduated from the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame with a Masters of Global Affairs with a concentration in sustainable development.  More >

Office Manager

Thaïs Arjo

Thaïs Arjo is responsible for keeping the office running smoothly by running the operations for the firm, including finance, H.R, and various logistical support for research projects. More >