Douglas E. Schoen has been one of the most influential Democratic campaign consultants for over forty years, creating winning messages, building and executing campaigns, and providing strategic advice to political and corporate clients both in the United States and around the world.
Schoen has served as pollster to Mayor Mike Bloomberg since 2000, and was the principal research consultant and strategist for Bloomberg in each of his three campaigns.
Prior to founding his current firm, Schoen was a founding partner and principal strategist for Penn, Schoen & Berland. He is widely recognized as one of the co-inventors of overnight polling.
Schoen was named Pollster of the Year in 1996 by the American Association of Political Consultants. Schoen was President William Jefferson Clinton’s research and strategic consultant during the 1996 reelection, and has been widely credited with creating and effectively communicating the message that turned around the President’s political fortunes between 1994 and 1996.
His political clients have included Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.), New Jersey Governor and Senator Jon Corzine, Indiana Governor and Senator Evan Bayh, and his corporate clients have included Walmart, AOL Time Warner, Procter & Gamble and AT&T. Internationally, he has worked for the heads of states of over 15 countries, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and three Israeli Prime Ministers.
Schoen helped introduce Victor Pinchuk, Ukraine oligarch, financier, and former member of Parliament, to philanthropic and political groups that have made him an international figure who now serves on the boards of the Peterson Center for International Economics, the International Crisis Group and the Clinton Foundation.
Schoen is the author of fifteen books and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, NY Daily News, and various other newspaper and online publications. He is also a Fox News Contributor, making appearances on various news programs daily.
Schoen graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, and holds a degree from Harvard Law School as well as a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University. He has lectured at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.