About Gene

Political Blue Gene is the “nom d’internet” of long-time Democratic pollster Gene Bregman.

For more than thirty years, Gene has conducted well over a thousand surveys for candidates for elective office at nearly all levels of electoral politics, on hundreds of state and local legislative and ballot issues, and on non-political subjects such as public policy research, business and consumer research, employee surveys, litigation consulting and in many other areas. He and his firm have conducted public opinion research in every state in the nation and throughout California. Clients have included governmental agencies, municipalities, public interest and community organizations, school districts, political candidates and private industry.

While his main emphasis has always been, and continues to be, political polling and related public opinion research, Gene has designed and analyzed many different types of research.  Some of these have included:  Being the principal researcher for three Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs and Behavior studies among various ethnic minority populations for the San Francisco Health Department, AIDS Office, all of which had their results presented at International AIDS conferences; Designing the first exit polls ever conducted in California that were used for predictive as well as analytical purposes; Conducting an array of research techniques that fall under the heading of “litigation consulting;” Conducting various surveys for businesses that fall more in the realm of “market research” rather than public opinion research.

Gene is a long-time member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research and the American Association of Political Consultants. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.