Dave Sackett is a founding Partner in The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today. Sackett has an extensive background in campaign strategy, political media and message development, and demographic targeting.
Sackett serves as the pollster and strategic consultant for over forty Republican Governors, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, and State leaders, including U.S. Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Jon Barrasso of Wyoming, as well as Governors Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Rick Snyder of Michigan, and Charlie Baker of Massachusetts.
During the 2016 election cycle, Sackett also served as the pollster for IE efforts in nine Senate races and twenty-three congressional races, working for the IE units at both the NRSC and NRCC, as well as the Senate Leadership Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the American Action Network and Congressional Leadership Fund.
In addition to his domestic political work, Sackett is also very active in international politics, having served as a pollster and strategic advisor for two different Canadian Premiers, and national campaigns in Canada, France, Ukraine, Montenegro, Cyprus, Russia, and the Philippines.
Prior to joining The Tarrance Group, Dave Sackett served as a Political Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, as a producer/director for a media consulting firm, and as communications director for a California Congressman.
Sackett grew up in Canada and is a graduate of Trent University. He switched to politics when his hockey career was cut short by a lack of talent.