Ed Goeas is President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today, acting as pollster for 30 current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 12 U.S. Senators, and five Governors.
Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading political strategists, Goeas is an often sought after consultant. In recognition of the number of winning campaigns conducted by The Tarrance Group, Ed Goeas, and his partners Brian Tringali, and Dave Sackett, were awarded the “2010 Republican Pollster of the Year” and “2014 Republican Pollster of the Year” by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).
In the 2016 election cycle, The Tarrance Group added Senator Ron Johnson (WI) to its list of U.S. Senate Clients and Goeas played a key role in the Future 45 campaign both as pollster and part of the strategy team. In 2018, Goeas added Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to the list of Tarrance Group U.S. Senate clients in the special election to replace Senator Thad Cochran.
In addition to his campaign work, Goeas works in partnership with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake on the nationally recognized “Georgetown University Battleground Poll,” one of the country’s most respected national, political research programs. In fact, in 2011 Lake and Goeas were awarded the “Distinguished Service to the Profession Award” for their body of work on the Battleground Poll over the last twenty years.
Ed Goeas consults on a wide range of policy concerns such as education policy, health care, immigration law, criminal justice reform, and youth voting trends to name a few. Goeas has been widely published in professional and academic journals, including the Yale Law and Policy Review, on a variety of public policy issues based on his national research. Additionally, in 2018 Goeas was one of five Fellows in Georgetown University’s Fall Fellowship program in the Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service focusing on “Civility in Politics.”
During the 1994 election cycle, Goeas was recognized by Democrat and Republican members of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as “Pollster of the Year.” Since said recognition, he has served on the highly regarded AAPC Board of Directors, and was the longest serving member of the Board serving for twenty-five years (from 1988 until 2013).
In his more than forty years of working professionally in politics, he has served as the National Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a field operative for the Republican National Committee, campaign manager in several campaigns, and Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman. Frequently sought as a political analyst, Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs including: Meet the Press, This Week, Good Morning America, The Today Show, FOX News, MSNBC and CNN.
Ed Goeas is married to Lisa Goeas, who served for ten years as Vice President of Political Affairs for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and currently serves as Chief of Staff for Senator Joni Ernst from Iowa, and is part of the Republican leadership staff in the U.S. Senate. Ed has two daughters, Jenn (36), Emma (18), two sons, Robert (14), and Bennett (9), and two grandsons, William (7) and Charlie (3).