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Kristen Soltis Anderson

Political Pollster, Author, Fox News Contributor & Columnist for The Washington Examiner

The 2020 Election will be the most data-intensive political operation in American History as both parties attempt to grapple with an overwhelmingly digitized society that has also become increasingly demographically diverse. Political polling has never been more complex and intricate BUT understanding key societal trends has never been more important. Kristen Soltis Anderson sits at the center of the change in the polling industry and political data trends. Anderson has been disrupting the polling industry for years both through her insightful book The Selfie Book: Where Millennials Are Leading America and through her innovative work as co-founder of Echelon Insights.

In a cutting-edge, customized presentation, Anderson takes audiences through the substantial shifts in American politics that have occurred in the twenty-first century caused by demographic trends, generational replacement, and changing cultural attitudes. Anderson provides audiences with more accurate polling data, high-level analytics, and competitive intelligence. Anderson seamlessly blends observations from innovative data analysis, focus group research, and personal anecdotes into an invaluable program that gives any audience a critical look at where American voters, consumers, and citizens at large are trending and how your organization can take advantage.

Through Anderson’s extensive research on Millennial polling trends, she possesses unique insights into Millennial attitudes that will shape the coming decades of American politics. With seven out of ten millennials saying they'd be willing to vote for a socialist candidate for president, business leaders and free-marketeers are growing worried that the next generation is looking to tear down capitalism. Anderson takes a deeper dive into the data, which tells a different story - one of a generation looking for a fairer economy rather than a government-run one. She draws on decades of polling data to explain why young Americans say they're interested in socialism, and how those who value free markets can make their case most effectively.

BIO

Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

Kristen is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm that serves brands, trade associations, nonprofits, and political clients. Through her work at Echelon, she regularly advises corporate and government leaders on polling and messaging strategy and has become one of the foremost experts on the Millennial generation. Kristen is also a frequent speaker to corporate and political audiences about emerging public opinion trends.

Kristen is a Fox News Contributor and has appeared on programs such as MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

Kristen is the host of SiriusXM’s “The Trendline with Kristen Soltis Anderson,” airing weekly on their POTUS politics channel. She also co-hosts the bipartisan weekly podcast, “The Pollsters,” featuring Democratic pollster Margie Omero. She is a regular columnist for The Washington Examiner and has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times and more.

In 2016, Kristen was named one of ELLE’s “Most Compelling Women in Washington,” and in 2013 she was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World.” She has been featured in Marie Claire’s “New Guard,” Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.

Kristen served as a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in 2014 and has been an invited speaker at many colleges and universities. She received her Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University (with “Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes” honors) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.

Kristen is currently a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the advisory boards of a variety of companies as well as a number of nonprofit organizations including ClearPath, Service Year Alliance, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and Winning for Women.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Kristen now resides in Washington, DC with her husband Chris and her golden retriever Wally. In her free time, she enjoys growing chili peppers and cheering for the Florida Gators.

Kristen Soltis Anderson is a pollster, speaker, commentator, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up).

Kristen is the co-founder of Echelon Insights, an opinion research and analytics firm that serves brands, trade associations, nonprofits, and political clients. Through her work at Echelon, she regularly advises corporate and government leaders on polling and messaging strategy and has become one of the foremost experts on the Millennial generation. Kristen is also a frequent speaker to corporate and political audiences about emerging public opinion trends.

Kristen is a Fox News Contributor and has appeared on programs such as MSNBC’s Morning Joe, CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper and HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

Kristen is the host of SiriusXM’s “The Trendline with Kristen Soltis Anderson,” airing weekly on their POTUS politics channel. She also co-hosts the bipartisan weekly podcast, “The Pollsters,” featuring Democratic pollster Margie Omero. She is a regular columnist for The Washington Examiner and has written for The Washington Post, The New York Times and more.

In 2016, Kristen was named one of ELLE’s “Most Compelling Women in Washington,” and in 2013 she was named one of TIME’s “30 Under 30 Changing the World.” She has been featured in Marie Claire’s “New Guard,” Cosmopolitan, and Glamour.

Kristen served as a Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in 2014 and has been an invited speaker at many colleges and universities. She received her Master’s Degree in Government from Johns Hopkins University (with “Best Thesis in the Area of Democratic Processes” honors) and her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Florida.

Kristen is currently a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She serves on the advisory boards of a variety of companies as well as a number of nonprofit organizations including ClearPath, Service Year Alliance, the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and Winning for Women.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Kristen now resides in Washington, DC with her husband Chris and her golden retriever Wally. In her free time, she enjoys growing chili peppers and cheering for the Florida Gators.

Media

"Kristen was an outstanding panelist. She elevated the dialogue with insight, substance, and context. The reviews I've received from guests have been glowing. People had fun and came away feeling positive. It's not often we find that opportunity in politics today. She mad the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life look good. I really can't thank her enough."

University of Texas, Austin

SPEECH TOPICS

Combating the Rise of Socialism

What's Trending: How Polling & Competitive Intelligence Can Make Your Business Smarter

Millennials: Myths and Truths Behind America's Most Talked About Generation

The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

Millenials: Myths and Truths Behind America's Most Talked About Generation

Books & Media
The Selfie Vote book cover