Adam Geller, Founder and CEO
Adam Geller is the founder and CEO of the Republican polling firm, National Research Inc.
As one of the pollsters for the Donald J. Trump for President campaign, Adam’s responsibilities included all polling and strategic recommendations for the key Rust Belt states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa – the states that, along with Pennsylvania, completely shattered the “Blue Wall” for Democrats and delivered President Trump’s victory.
Adam continues in his role as one of President Trump’s pollsters.
In 2016, Adam was the pollster for the Republican Governor’s Association (RGA) in the state of Vermont that resulted in a victory for Republican Governor Phil Scott, despite Vermont’s heavily Democratic partisan orientation. This continued Adam’s successful run as one of the key pollsters for the RGA dating back to 2008.
Also in 2016, Adam’s firm, National Research Inc. received the highest grade for accuracy of any Republican polling firm in the 538 blog ranking of all pollsters, conducted by Nate Silver and Harry Enten.
Adam's roster of Congressional clients includes House Members Dave Trott (R-MI 11); Tom MacArthur (R-NJ 3); David Schweikert (R-AZ 6); Tim Walberg (R-MI 7); Tom McClintock (R-CA 4); Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ 11). Adam added a new member to his roster of congressional clients in 2016 with his polling and strategic work for newly minted Congressman Paul Mitchell (R-MI 10). In addition, he conducted polling for the PAC Indiana Jobs Now that helped elect Congressman Trey Hollingsworth (R-IN 9).
Adam and his firm conduct the monthly statewide poll in the state of North Carolina for the JW Pope Civitas Institute, the conservative think tank. The poll has been recognized for accurately predicting the statewide results of Presidential, US Senate, and Gubernatorial elections in North Carolina. In addition, the survey measures public opinion of key issues affecting the state.
In 2015, Adam conducted polling jointly sponsored by the Philadelphia Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and NBC-10 for the Democratic Mayoral primary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The poll was the only publicly released survey to accurately predict the margin of victory for Jim Kenney.
In 2014, one of Adam's clients, Delaware State Treasurer Ken Simpler, became the first successful non-incumbent Republican to win a statewide office in Delaware in twenty years.
In 2011, Adam was asked to conduct a first-of-its-kind nationwide poll of more than 800 entrepreneurs, the results of which formed the basis of the book, “Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy,” by John Dearie and Courtney Geduldig, published in 2013.
Adam is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's pollster, having polled for him in his 2009 surprise upset of incumbent Jon Corzine, as well as the Governor’s successful re-election campaign where he garnered 60% of the vote in New Jersey.
In addition to their political work, Adam and his firm conduct survey research, focus and dial groups and strategic consulting for major corporations and firms in the energy, financial, telecommunications, tobacco, gaming, and retail industries.
Adam received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and his Master’s Degree from the University of Delaware.