Andrew Baumann began his career as a physicist before deciding to give up super colliders for Senate campaigns. Since becoming a strategist and pollster over a decade ago, he has provided research and strategic advice to political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, and corporations.
Over the last two cycles, Andrew has helped Democrats in Nevada move the state in a decidedly blue direction. In 2018 he advised the winning campaigns of Senator Jacky Rosen, Congressman Steven Horsford and the Yes on 5 (Automatic Voter Registration) and Yes on 6 (Clean Energy) ballot measures. In 2016, he served as pollster for the Democratic pick-ups in both CD-3 and CD-4 and helped Senate Majority PAC’s successful effort on behalf of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto.
This past cycle he also advised Congressman Jason Crow in his 11-point victory in CO-6 over Mike Coffman – who Colorado pundits has labeled as “bulletproof” and “unbeatable” after his 9-point win in 2016, as well as Congresswoman Katie Porter in her upset victory over Mimi Walters in CA-45.
Andrew has also advised the campaigns of Senators Gary Peters (MI), Debbie Stabenow (MI), and Tom Udall (NM) and helped guide the DSCC’s successful efforts to assist the elections of Senators Michael Bennet (CO) and Tammy Baldwin (WI).
In addition to his political work, Andrew is also one of the environmental community’s leading pollsters, having worked with NextGen Climate Action, LCV, EDF, the Sierra Club, and others on a range of climate and energy issues. He has also advised corporate and non-profit clients such as the Solar Energy Industries Association, The Colorado Hospital Association, Cooper University Health Care, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Arizona State University.
With degrees in Physics and Engineering from MIT and Stanford, Andrew also has extensive experience working with data scientists to develop new methodologies and implement innovative analytical data solutions for clients.
Andrew runs GSG’s Mountain West office in Denver, where he lives with his wife Janet and their twin boys Teddy and Holden.
“Andrew has been a trusted pollster and valued advisor on matters large and small, from a successful ballot initiative campaign to a groundbreaking multi-firm, year-long young voter research project. I’ve turned to Andrew and the GSG team for some of our most challenging situations and they’ve always delivered, with a rare combination of breadth of experience, methodological creativity, and eagerness to try new approaches.” – Jamison Foser, Senior Adviser, NextGen America
“Andrew is one of the best pollsters I’ve worked with over the years. His thoughtful analysis, combined with the comprehensive way he presents his data, starts the strategic conversations off by answering the most important questions and then providing actionable recommendations on the way forward. When we look to the future of the industry, GSG and Andrew are at the forefront of what’s coming.” – Corey Platt, Former Political Director, Democratic Governors Association