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, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Jon Barrasso of Wyoming, as well as Governors Kay Ivey of Alabama, Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, and Mark Gordon of Wyoming.
During the 2018 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 the NRSC,NRCC, and RGA, 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.