Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster, co-founder of Echelon Insights and is a columnist for The Daily Beast. During the fall of 2014, she was a Resident Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics. Previously, she served as Vice President of The Winston Group, a Republican polling firm in DC.
In 2013, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s “30 under 30 Changing the World,” Marie Claire’s “New Guard“ of fifty rising female leaders, one of Campaigns & Elections’ “The Influencers 50” as one of the campaign “disruptors” to watch, and as one of National Journal Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Women Under 35 in Washington.”
Anderson frequently appears programs such as NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” ABC’s “This Week,” Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” and HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” She writes for about elections and trends in public opinion for POLITICO, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post Pollster Campaigns & Elections magazine, National Review Online’s “The Corner,”New York Times.com’s “Room for Debate,” and The Orlando Sentinel.
In 2013, Anderson authored the CRNC’s “Grand Old Party for a Brand New Generation” report on how Republicans could win young voters. Anderson has been published in academic journals and contributed a chapter to Margin of Victory: How Technologists Help Politicians Win Elections on the subject of polling and trends in opinion research. Her graduate thesis research on young voters received “Best Thesis” honors from Johns Hopkins University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.
Kristen was born and raised in Orlando, FL and is a proud Florida Gator fan.