Named "Pollster of the Year" by the American Association of Political Consultants for work on President Bill Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign, Douglas E. Schoen was the subject of a Time magazine profile, “Masters of the Message” about the 1996 Clinton campaign.

As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Chief Political Strategist (2005), Douglas E. Schoen was credited by the New York Times as creating “one of the most ambitious pollings of an electorate ever undertaken.”