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Polling Analyst

Data Science – Washington, District of Columbia
Department Data Science
Employment Type Full-Time/Non-exempt

Polling Analyst

As part of the polling team at BlueLabs you’ll be surveying potential voters, current customers or the general public to help uncover their opinions, provide data for modeling and work with our clients on developing their message and finding their targets. You’ll work across a variety of political, health-care, government, non-profit and for-profit clients putting opinion research to use for social good.


The Polling Analyst’s chief responsibility is to help implement BlueLabs’ polling operations for specific clients including:

  • Working with the BlueLabs project team to design our polling solutions, write scripts, and decide on the right samples and key variables to analyze 

  • Managing the polling execution, from pulling samples, to tracking and monitoring surveys while in the field to weighting the results

  • Analyzing final results in concert with the team and help develop insights for clients in presentation materials such as toplines, cross-tabs and presentations

  • Coordinating with team members on experiments, modeling and other analytics surveys

  • Collaborating with data scientists on polling methodology and work on research questions to improve our operations

  • Contributing to the greater progressive polling community 

  • Working with and evaluating vendors

 In addition to polling work, the polling analyst is a member of our campaigns team and may help with analysis or support on relevant projects.

Who you are:

  • You are passionate about harnessing data-driven solutions to improve social outcomes

  • You are a stickler for detail and ensuring each element of the process gets done

  • You think ahead, working to anticipate potential roadblocks and address them early

  • You’re able to conduct data analysis on tight deadlines where the problem is unstructured, or the guidance is open ended

  • You can recognize patterns and are careful to check assumptions -- whether they are your own or someone else’s

  • You have experience in working with data sets and restructuring data

  • You’re tenacious – you love facing down a challenge, and aren’t satisfied until it’s resolved

  • You understand how to distill requests for a lot of detail down to the most important points and find the most relevant information in a sea of facts 

  • You can effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience, both in writing and verbally.

Preferred Experience and Background:


  • You likely have at least a bachelor’s degree and at a few years of experience working with survey data

  • Experience working in the polling field is a particularly strong bonus

  • You have experience with programming languages such as Python and SQL and might have some knowledge of statistical software such as R, SPSS etc.

  • You can manipulate data and worked with spreadsheet and presentation software (Excel, Google Sheets, PowerPoint, Keynote)

At BlueLabs, we celebrate, support and thrive on differences. Not only do they benefit our services, products, and community, but most importantly, they are to the benefit of our team. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, gender identities, marital status, religions, veterans statuses, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. As an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer, BlueLabs is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Data Science
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